Socinian 1640s, from Faustus Socinus, Latinized name of Fausto Sozzini (1539-1604), Italian theologian who denied the divinity of Christ, broke with the Church, and organized the Polish Brethren.

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  • socinian — socinián s. m., adj. m. (sil. ni an), pl. sociniéni (sil. ni eni); f. sg. sociniánă, g. d. art. sociniénei, pl. sociniéne Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  SOCINIÁN, Ă …   Dicționar Român

  • Socinian — So*cin i*an, a. Of or pertaining to Socinus, or the Socinians. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Socinian — So*cin i*an, n. One of the followers of Socinus; a believer in Socinianism. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Socinian — Socinianism, n. /soh sin ee euhn/, n. 1. a follower of Faustus and Laelius Socinus who rejected a number of traditional Christian doctrines, as the Trinity, the divinity of Christ, and original sin, and who held that Christ was miraculously… …   Universalium

  • Socinian — 1. noun A member of a particular nontrinitarian Christian denomination founded in the late 16th century. He was a Polish Socinian. 2. adjective Pertaining to the Socinians. a Socinian catechism …   Wiktionary

  • Socinian — noun Etymology: New Latin socinianus, from Faustus Socinus Date: 1621 an adherent of a 16th and 17th century theological movement professing belief in God and adherence to the Christian Scriptures but denying the divinity of Christ and… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • socinian — so·cin·i·an …   English syllables

  • Socinian — So•cin•i•an [[t]soʊˈsɪn i ən[/t]] n. 1) rel any follower of Faustus and Laelius Socinus, who rejected the divinity of Christ, original sin, etc 2) rel of or pertaining to the Socinians • Etymology: 1635–45 So•cin′i•an•ism, n …   From formal English to slang

  • Socinian — /soʊˈsɪniən/ (say soh sineeuhn) noun 1. a follower of Faustus and Laelius Socinus. –adjective 2. of or relating to the Socinians or their doctrines. –Socinianism, noun …  

  • Socinian — noun an adherent of the teachings of Socinus; a Christian who rejects the divinity of Christ and the Trinity and original sin; influenced the development of Unitarian theology • Hypernyms: ↑disciple, ↑adherent …   Useful english dictionary

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