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Laudian

[law-dee-uh n] /ˈlɔ di ən/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to Archbishop Laud or his beliefs, especially that the Church of England preserves more fully than the Roman Catholic Church the faith and practices of the primitive church and that kings rule by divine right.
2.
noting or pertaining to a style of English Gothic architecture of the early 17th century, characterized by a mixture of medieval and Renaissance motifs, attributed to the influence of the policies of Archbishop Laud.
noun
3.
a supporter of Archbishop Laud or of Laudianism.
Origin
1685-1695
1685-95; Laud + -ian
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Laudian

/ˈlɔːdɪən/
adjective
1.
(Church of England) of or relating to the High-Church standards set up for the Church of England by Archbishop Laud
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