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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • Greek patriarch of Alexandria and leading defender of Christian orthodoxy against Arianism.

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  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) Greek patriarch of Alexandria who championed Christian orthodoxy against Arianism; a church father, saint, and Doctor of the Church (293-373)

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