from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of the writers of the Oxford tracts, called “Tracts for the Times,” issued during the period 1833-1841, in which series of papers the sacramental system and authority of the Church, and the value of tradition, were brought into prominence. Also, a member of the High Church party, holding generally the principles of the Tractarian writers; a Puseyite.
- adj. Of or pertaining to the Tractarians, or their principles.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to the Tractarians or their doctrines.
- n. One of the promoters or adherents of Tractarianism.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a follower of Tractarianism and supporter of the Oxford movement (which was expounded in pamphlets called `Tracts for the Times')
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