|Noun||1.||Quakers - a Christian sect founded by George Fox about 1660; commonly called Quakers|
QUAKERS. A sect of Christians.
2. Formerly they were much persecuted on account of their peaceable principles which forbade them to bear arms, and they were denied many rights because they refused to make corporal oath. They are relieved in a great degree from the consequent penalties for refusing to bear arms; and their affirmations are everywhere in the United States, as is believed, taken instead of their oaths.