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

  • noun An adherent of a 16th-century Italian sect holding unitarian views, including denial of the divinity of Jesus.
  • adjective Of or relating to the Socinians or their doctrines.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to Lælius or Faustus Socinus or their religious creed.
  • noun One who holds to Socinian doctrines. See Socinianism.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One of the followers of Socinus; a believer in Socinianism.
  • adjective Of or pertaining to Socinus, or the Socinians.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A member of a particular nontrinitarian Christian denomination founded in the late 16th century.
  • adjective Pertaining to the Socinians.

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

  • noun an adherent of the teachings of Socinus; a Christian who rejects the divinity of Christ and the Trinity and original sin; influenced the development of Unitarian theology

Etymologies

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

[New Latin Sociniānus, after Laelius Socinus and Faustus Socinus.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From the Latin name Socinus, relating to either Lelio Sozzini or Fausto Sozzini, or both.

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