unitarian

unitarian

[yoo-ni-tair-ee-uhn]
noun
1.
a person who maintains that God is one being, rejecting the doctrine of the Trinity.
2.
(initial capital letter) a member of a liberal religious denomination founded upon the doctrine that God is one being, and giving each congregation complete control over its affairs. Compare Unitarian Universalism.
3.
an advocate of unity or centralization, as in government.
adjective
4.
(initial capital letter) pertaining to the Unitarians or their doctrines; accepting Unitarianism; belonging to the Unitarians.

Origin:
1680–90; < Neo-Latin ūnitāri(us) (Latin ūnit(ās) unity + -ārius -ary) + -an

nonunitarian, noun
non-Unitarian, adjective, noun
pro-Unitarian, adjective, noun
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unitarian (ˌjuːnɪˈtɛərɪən)
 
n
1.  a supporter of unity or centralization
 
adj
2.  of or relating to unity or centralization
3.  another word for unitary

Unitarian (ˌjuːnɪˈtɛərɪən)
 
n
1.  theol a person who believes that God is one being and rejects the doctrine of the Trinity
2.  ecclesiast an upholder of Unitarianism, esp a member of the Church (Unitarian Church) that embodies this system of belief
 
adj
3.  of or relating to Unitarians or Unitarianism

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Unitarian
1687, "one who rejects the doctrine of the Trinity," from Mod.L. unitarius (1656), from L. unitas (see unity).
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