from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Erastus, Thomas Originally Thomas Lüber or Lieber or Liebler. 1524-1583. Swiss Protestant theologian and philosopher who opposed Calvinism and the use of excommunication as a punishment.
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- proper n. An early Christian.
- proper n. A male given name of biblical derivation.
From Ancient Greek ἐραστος ("lovable") (Wiktionary)