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

  • n. An adherent of a 16th-century Italian sect holding unitarian views, including denial of the divinity of Jesus.
  • adj. Of or relating to the Socinians or their doctrines.

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  • n. A member of a particular nontrinitarian Christian denomination founded in the late 16th century.
  • adj. Pertaining to the Socinians.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to Socinus, or the Socinians.
  • n. One of the followers of Socinus; a believer in Socinianism.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to Lælius or Faustus Socinus or their religious creed.
  • n. One who holds to Socinian doctrines. See Socinianism.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. 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

Etymologies

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

New Latin Sociniānus, after Laelius Socinus and Faustus Socinus.

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From the Latin name Socinus, relating to either Lelio Sozzini or Fausto Sozzini, or both.

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