Acacian

noun
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

Acacian

adjective (1)
\ " \

Definition of Acacian (Entry 2 of 3)

: of or relating to the Acacians

Acacian

adjective (2)
\ " \

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

Noun

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

Noun

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Acacian. Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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