Podoniptae (i.e. Feet-washers) is one of the names by which that branch of the Mennonites, otherwise known as Flemings, are sometimes designated. They maintain that the example of Christ, which has in this instance the force of a law, requires his disciples to wash the feet of their guests in token of their love; and for this reason they have been called Podonipta. But others deny that this rite was enjoined by Christ. SEE MENNONITES.