Definitions

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  • n. One of the followers of Simon Magus.
  • n. An adherent of certain heretical sects in the early Christian church.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of the followers of Simon Magus; also, an adherent of certain heretical sects in the early Christian church.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Belonging or pertaining to Simon Magus or the Simonians: as, Simonian doctrines.
  • n. One of a Gnostic sect named from Simon Magus: it held doctrines similar to those of the Cainites, etc.; hence, a term loosely applied to many of the early Gnostics.

Etymologies

Simon +‎ -ian. See simony. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "I take issue with throwing technology at kids," said Jill Simonian , a Los Angeles-based mom blogger, adding, "iPads aren't toys."

    The Game of Life, With Apps

  • "We're trying to be transparent and get the information out there as quickly as we get it," said Bell Gardens City Manager Steve Simonian.

    Focus on City Pay Widens

  • Now I tend to think the Paul Simon cover rather beautiful, in a grave way: slowing it right down and leaving out the busy African layers of music focus attention on what are pretty smart Simonian lyrics; and the Elbow cover's rather lovely too, although it piggybacks on the loveliness of the original song rather.

    Archive 2010-02-01

  • Spencer also adds a classic Simonian observation: Just because conditions are still less than perfect does not mean that they have not greatly improved.

    Was Herbert Spencer Reincarnated as Julian Simon?, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • He defends the benefits of economic growth and technology against radical Greens, and takes a proto-Simonian position on natural resource scarcity.

    EconLog Book Club: For a New Liberty, Chapter 13, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • “I do have my own language but I do feel that if you are here, want a career and a good life, you should embrace English,” said Spanish-speaking immigrant and cafe manager Sam Simonian.

    Think Progress » ThinkFast: May 19, 2006

  • Saint – Simonian phrases, he now defends with solid arguments.

    A Daughter of Eve

  • Simonian, ingenuous enough to believe in his own doctrine, charitably paired them off, designing, no doubt, to convert them into monks of his order.

    The Magic Skin

  • His disciples, Prosper Enfantin (1796–1864) and Saint-Amand Bazard (1791–1832), not only systematized and expounded his thought but also, on the basis of his later book Le nouveau christianisme (1825), organized a Saint-Simonian sect on communist principles.

    2. Intellectual and Religious Trends

  • L'Atelier, published by Philippe Buchez (1796–1865) between Sept. 1840 and July 1850, advocated a form of Saint-Simonian socialism.

    2. The July Monarchy

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