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homoousian

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noun ho·mo·ou·si·an \hō-ˌmō-ˈü-zē-ən, hä-, -ˈü-sē-\

Definition of homoousian

  1. :  an adherent of an ecclesiastical party of the fourth century holding to the doctrine of the Nicene Creed that the Son is of the same substance with the Father



Origin of homoousian

Late Greek homoousios of the same substance, from Greek hom- + ousia substance — more at homoiousian


First Known Use: 1565


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