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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Nestorius Died A.D. 451. Syrian-born patriarch of Constantinople whose belief that Mary was the mother only of Jesus's human nature was declared heretical (431).

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  • n. Syrian who was a Christian bishop and Patriarch of Constantinople in the early fifth century; one of the major heresies concerning the doctrine of the hypostasis of Christ was named after him (died in 451)

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