nestorianism

Nestorian

[ne-stawr-ee-uhn, -stohr-]
noun
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:
1400–50; late Middle English < Late Latin Nestoriānus. See Nestorius, -an

Nestorianism, noun
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Nestorianism (nɛˈstɔːrɪəˌnɪzəm)
 
n
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
 
Nes'torian
 
n, —adj

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