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patristic

[puh-tris-tik] /pəˈtrɪs tɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the fathers of the Christian church or their writings.
Also, patristical.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; patr(i)- + -istic
Related forms
patristically, adverb
patristicalness, noun
unpatristic, adjective
unpatristical, adjective
unpatristically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for patristical

patristic

/pəˈtrɪstɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the Fathers of the Church, their writings, or the study of these
Derived Forms
patristically, adverb (functioning as sing) patristics, noun
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Word Origin and History for patristical

patristic

adj.

1773, from patri- + -istic. Related: patristical (1819).

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