from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Instruction in elements or first principles.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun rare Instruction in the elements or first principles.
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Instructionin the elementsor first principles.
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For this latter certainly contained the doctrine of the eternal generation of the Logos; and, therefore, it seems likely that the present Apostles 'creed was an introductory, and, as it were, alphabetical, creed for young catechumens in their first elementation.