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

  • Luther, Martin 1483-1546. German theologian and leader of the Reformation. His opposition to the wealth and corruption of the papacy and his belief that salvation would be granted on the basis of faith alone rather than by works caused his excommunication from the Catholic Church (1521). Luther confirmed the Augsburg Confession in 1530, effectively establishing the Lutheran Church.

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  • proper n. Martin Luther, German monk and theologian whose teaching inspired the Reformation
  • proper n. A male given name, transferred use of the German surname of Martin Luther, Germanic liut "people" + heri,hari "army", derived from the given name that appears as Lothar in modern German.
  • proper n. : A surname from Middle English luthier "lute player".

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A Middle English form of lither .

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  • n. German theologian who led the Reformation; believed that salvation is granted on the basis of faith rather than deeds (1483-1546)


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