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Commisaris, name from 1775 given to the elders or "opzieners" of the Groningen Old Flemish conference in the Netherlands. In the Frisian conference of North Holland this name is also found from ca. 1724 for what formerly was called "landsdienaar" (traveling elder).

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Cate, Steven Blaupot ten. Geschiedenis der Doopsgezinden in Groningen, Overijssel en Oost-Friesland, 2 vols. Leeuwarden: W. Eekhoff en J. B. Wolters, 1842: v. I, 135 f.

Cate, Steven Blaupot ten. Geschiedenis der Doopsgezinden in Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht en Gelderland, 2 vols. Amsterdam: P.N. van Kampen, 1847: v. II, 84.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959


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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Commisaris." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 16 Sep 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Commisaris&oldid=109093.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1959). Commisaris. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 16 September 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Commisaris&oldid=109093.




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