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Monophysite

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noun Mo·noph·y·site \mə-ˈnä-fə-ˌsīt\

Definition of Monophysite

  1. :  one holding the doctrine that Christ has a single inseparable nature that is at once divine and human rather than having two distinct but unified natures

Monophysite or Mo·noph·y·sit·ic play \-ˌnä-fə-ˈsi-tik\ adjective
Mo·noph·y·sit·ism play \-ˈnä-fə-ˌsī-ˌti-zəm\ noun


Origin of monophysite

Medieval Latin Monophysita, from Middle Greek Monophysitēs, from Greek mon- + physis nature — more at physics


First Known Use: 1698


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