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Homoiousian

[hoh-moi-oo-see-uh n, -ou-] /ˌhoʊ mɔɪˈu si ən, -ˈaʊ-/
noun
1.
a member of a 4th-century a.d. church party that maintained that the essence of the Son is similar to, but not the same as, that of the Father.
adjective
2.
relating to the Homoiousians or their doctrine.
Origin
1725-1735
1725-35; < Late Greek homoioúsi(os) of like substance (homoi- homoio- + ousí(a) substance, essence + -os adj. suffix) + -an
Related forms
Homoiousianism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for homoiousianism

Homoiousian

/ˌhəʊmɔɪˈuːsɪən; -ˈaʊ-; ˌhɒm-/
noun
1.
a Christian who believes that the Son is of like (and not identical) substance with the Father Compare Homoousian
adjective
2.
of or relating to the Homoiousians
Derived Forms
Homoiousianism, noun
Word Origin
C18: from Late Greek homoiousios of like substance, from Greek homoio- like + ousia nature
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Word Origin and History for homoiousianism

homoiousian

n.

1680s, from Greek homoiousios "of the same essence," from homos "one and the same" (see homo- (1)) + ousia "essence" (see Parousia).

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