Aca·​cian | \ əˈkāsh(ē)ən \
plural -s

Definition of Acacian

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: a follower of Acacius who taught likeness of will alone in the Father and Son in the Christian godhead
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Definition of Acacian (Entry 2 of 3)

: of or relating to the Acacians
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Definition of Acacian (Entry 3 of 3)

: of or relating to a schism occurring 484–519 between Eastern and Western Christian churches

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First Known Use of Acacian


1577, in the meaning defined above

Adjective (1)

1683, in the meaning defined above

Adjective (2)

1685, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Acacian


Acacius †ab a.d. 366 bishop of Caesarea in Palestine + English -an

Adjective (2)

Acacius †a.d. 489 patriarch of Constantinople + English -an

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“Acacian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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