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plural -s
: a follower of Acacius who taught likeness of will alone in the Father and Son in the Christian godhead


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adjective (1)

: of or relating to the Acacians


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adjective (2)

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

Word History



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

Adjective (2)

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

First Known Use


1577, in the meaning defined above

Adjective (1)

1683, in the meaning defined above

Adjective (2)

1685, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Acacian was in 1577

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“Acacian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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