aanneming, noun

Forms:
Also anneming.
Origin:
Afrikaans
obs.
Confirmation or admission to church membership in the Dutch Reformed Church.
1851 R. Gray Jrnls of Two Visitations II. 23It happens to be the Sunday appointed for their ‘aanneming,’ or confirmation, which is without the imposition of hands.
1868 W.R. Thomson Poems, Essays & Sketches 170The time of aanneming approaches. Both are passed as fit candidates for the church.
1871 J. Mackenzie Ten Yrs N. of Orange River 19In one family there may be children for baptism; children for ‘aanneming,’ or admission to church-membership, and children who are now men and women who are going to be married.
1909 H.E.S. Fremantle New Nation 228All over South Africa the Dutch Church applies an ingenious but effective compulsion of its own, by declining either to admit to confirmation (anneming) young people who cannot read and write, or marry those who have not been confirmed.
Confirmation or admission to church membership in the Dutch Reformed Church.
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