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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Chris·tian n.
 1. One who believes, or professes or is assumed to believe, in Jesus Christ, and the truth as taught by Him; especially, one whose inward and outward life is conformed to the doctrines of Christ.
    The disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.   --Acts xi. 26.
 2. One born in a Christian country or of Christian parents, and who has not definitely becomes an adherent of an opposing system.
 3. Eccl. (a) One of a Christian denomination which rejects human creeds as bases of fellowship, and sectarian names. They are congregational in church government, and baptize by immersion. They are also called Disciples of Christ, and Campbellites. (b) One of a sect (called Christian Connection) of open-communion immersionists. The Bible is their only authoritative rule of faith and practice.
 Note:In this sense, often pronounced, but not by the members of the sects,

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·ci·ple n.  One who receives instruction from another; a scholar; a learner; especially, a follower who has learned to believe in the truth of the doctrine of his teacher; an adherent in doctrine; as, the disciples of Plato; the disciples of our Savior.
 The disciples, or The twelve disciples, the twelve selected companions of Jesus; -- also called the apostles.
 Disciples of Christ. See Christian, n., 3, and Campbellite.
 Syn: -- Learner; scholar; pupil; follower; adherent.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 Disciples of Christ
      n : a Protestant church that accepts the Bible as the only
          source of true Christian faith and practices baptism by
          immersion [syn: Christian Church]