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

  • n. The doctrines of Arius, denying that Jesus was of the same substance as God and holding instead that he was only the highest of created beings, viewed as heretical by most Christian churches.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A non-trinitarian Christology, denominated as heretical since Council of Nicaea, but still influential in Monophysite Christianity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The doctrines of the Arians.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The doctrines of the Arians. See Arian, n.

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

  • n. heretical doctrine taught by Arius that asserted the radical primacy of the Father over the Son


Eponym from Arius: Arian +‎ -ism (Wiktionary)



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