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Nestorian

[ne-stawr-ee-uh n, -stohr-] /nɛˈstɔr i ən, -ˈstoʊr-/
noun
1.
one of a sect of followers of Nestorius who denied the hypostatic union and were represented as maintaining the existence of two distinct persons in Christ.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English < Late Latin Nestoriānus. See Nestorius, -an
Related forms
Nestorianism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for nestorianism

Nestorianism

/nɛˈstɔːrɪəˌnɪzəm/
noun
1.
the doctrine that Christ was two distinct persons, divine and human, implying a denial that the Virgin Mary was the mother of God. It is attributed to Nestorius and survives in the Iraqi Church
Derived Forms
Nestorian, noun, adjective
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Word Origin and History for nestorianism

Nestorian

n.

in Church history (mid-15c.), a follower of Nestorius (Latinized form of Nestor), 5c. patriarch of Constantinople, whose doctrine attributed distinct divine and human persons to Christ and was condemned as heresy. As an adjective from 1560s. Related: Nestorianism.

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