obsolete One who dissents from the teachings of any given denomination of the (Christian) church. "Autem" is an obsolete slang word for church, and "prick-eared" was a slang term often applied to puritans, who dissented from the Church of England. AI'd rather those autem prickears go and form their own church instead of trying to change our own.
See also: autem
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