E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Adamites (3 syl.).
A sect of fanatics who spread themselves over Bohemia and Moravia in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. One Picard, of Bohemia, was the founder in 1400, and styled himself Adam, son of God. He professed to recall his followers to the state of primitive innocence. No clothes were worn, wives were in common, and there was no such thing as good and evil, but all actions were indifferent.