Unitarian 1680s, "one who rejects the doctrine of the Trinity," from Mod.L. unitarius (1650s), from L. unitas (see UNITY (Cf. unity)).

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  • Unitarian — [yo͞o΄nə ter′ē ən] n. [< ModL unitarius, unitary + AN: also in part < UNIT(Y) + ARIAN] 1. a person who denies the doctrine of the Trinity, accepting the moral teachings, but rejecting the divinity, of Jesus, and holding that God exists as… …   English World dictionary

  • Unitarian — U ni*ta ri*an, a. Of or pertaining to Unitarians, or their doctrines. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Unitarian — U ni*ta ri*an, n. [Cf. F. unitaire, unitairien, NL. unitarius. See {Unity}.] 1. (Theol.) One who denies the doctrine of the Trinity, believing that God exists only in one person; a unipersonalist; also, one of a denomination of Christians holding …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Unitarian — Christian Theology ► ADJECTIVE ▪ referring to belief in the unity of God and rejection of the doctrine of the Trinity. ► NOUN ▪ a Christian holding this belief. DERIVATIVES Unitarianism noun. ORIGIN Latin unitarius, from unitas unity …   English terms dictionary

  • Unitarian — UK [ˌjuːnɪˈteərɪən] / US [ˌjunɪˈterɪən] noun [countable] Word forms Unitarian : singular Unitarian plural Unitarians 1) a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church 2) a Christian who does not believe in the trinity Derived word: Unitarian UK /… …   English dictionary

  • Unitarian — The name Unitarian can refer to:* Believers in Unitarianism * Members of the Unitarian Party * The English translation of the Arabic term Muwahiddun which is one of the terms of self designation used by followers of Wahhabism. [Hardy, Roger.… …   Wikipedia

  • Unitarian — 1. noun a) (hist.) A Christian who does not believe in the traditional doctrine of the Trinity (usually 1600 1900). b) A follower of Unitarian Universalism; or to distinguish a member of a Unitarian Universalist Church in North America who… …   Wiktionary

  • unitarian — noun Etymology: New Latin unitarius, from Latin unitas unity Date: 1687 1. a. often capitalized one who believes that the deity exists only in one person b. capitalized a member of a denomination that stresses individual freedom of belief, the… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • unitarian — /yooh ni tair ee euhn/, n. 1. a person who maintains that God is one being, rejecting the doctrine of the Trinity. 2. (cap.) a member of a liberal religious denomination founded upon the doctrine that God is one being, and giving each… …   Universalium

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