Je·ho·vah's Witness (jĭ-hōvəz)
A member of a nontrinitarian religious group founded in the United States during the late 1800s as an outgrowth of Protestant Christianity and noted for its active evangelism, belief in the imminence of the millennium, and strong opposition to war and to governmental authority in matters of conscience.
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