Bacularii a sect of Anabaptists which sprung up in 1528, and was so called because its members believed that it was a sin to carry any other arms than a stick (baculus); and that it was forbidden to Christians to resist violence by violence, because our Lord orders him who is smitten on one cheek to offer the other; they also held it to be contrary to the spirit of Christianity to bring any one to justice. They are also called Steblevians. — Landon, Eccl. Dict. 1:693.