Definitions

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

  • adj. Of or relating to the Christian Trinity.
  • adj. Believing or professing belief in the Christian Trinity or the doctrine of the Trinity.
  • adj. Having three members, parts, or facets.
  • n. One who believes in the Christian doctrine of the Trinity.
  • n. A member of a Roman Catholic religious congregation founded in 1198 and now devoted to teaching, nursing, and pastoral work.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Someone who believes in the Trinity.
  • n. A member of the Trinitarian order.
  • adj. Believing in the Trinity.
  • adj. Of or pertaining in the doctrine of Trinity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the Trinity, the doctrine of the Trinity, or believers in that doctrine.
  • n. One who believes in the doctrine of the Trinity.
  • n. One of a monastic order founded in Rome in 1198 by St. John of Matha, and an old French hermit, Felix of Valois, for the purpose of redeeming Christian captives from the Moslems.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to the Trinity or to Trinitarianism; believing in the Trinity: distinguished from Unitarian.
  • Pertaining to the order of Trinitarians.
  • n. One who believes the doctrine of the Trinity. See Trinity, 3.
  • n. A member of a monastic order founded at the close of the twelfth century for the purpose of redeeming Christian captives from Mohammedans by purchase. Also called Mathurin and redemptionist.

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

  • n. adherent of Trinitarianism

Etymologies

From French trinitaire (from Medieval Latin trinitarius, from Latin trinitas + -arius) +‎ -ian (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Are you absolutely sure your faith in Trinitarian theology isn't the result of deeply ingrained Group Think?

    Blind Faith?

  • That will show alternate interpretations of the so-called Trinitarian passages.

    Review of Kostenberger and Swain, Father, Son and Spirit: The Trinity and John's Gospel

  • It is curious how little interest even Athanasius shows in the Unity of the Trinity, which he scarcely mentions except when quoting the Dionysii; it is Didymus and the Cappadocians who word Trinitarian doctrine in the manner since consecrated by the centuries -- three hypostases, one usia; but this is merely the conventional translation of the ancient Latin formula, though it was new to the East.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Fathers of the Church-Gregory XI

  • For the Doctor becomes "Trinitarian", almost regenerating, then directing the extra energy into his severed hand, which then becomes a Doctor who is part human and a Donna who is part Doctor.

    Doctor Who: Journey's End, Creation's End, God's End?

  • It is unclear in what sense and to what extent the authors manage to uphold classic orthodoxy, since the subject of the Trinity as defined in later centuries is in fact given little treatment in its own right, and we learn little about precisely what the term "Trinitarian", when used in something more than its most general sense, means for the authors.

    Review of Kostenberger and Swain, Father, Son and Spirit: The Trinity and John's Gospel

  • "This, then, is the 'Trinitarian' task of the church, according to St Paul in Romans.

    Latest News from Ekklesia

  • Dr. Offutt joined the faculty in 1955, when the small Trinitarian school had little distinction in sports or academics.

    Charles E. 'Buck' Offutt, DeMatha teacher, coach and master of SAT, dies at 79

  • Holding on to an error when it is conclusively pointed out from scripture would be considered willful blindness. and remember the Trinitarian controversy at First Nicene Council was not about the divinity of Christ it was about whether the Son was co eternal with Father.

    Blind Faith?

  • Are you absolutely sure that Trinitarian theology is the absolute Truth for all people (including Muslims, Buddhists, and me)?

    Blind Faith?

  • I suggest Arius 'interpretation was closer to an unbiased reading of the Bible than the Trinitarian nonsense.

    Blind Faith?

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