Aerian

noun
Aer·​i·​an | \ ā-ˈir-ē-ən \
plural -s

Definition of Aerian

: one of a 4th century a.d. Arian sect that believed in the equality of bishops and priests and repudiated prayers for the dead and compulsory fasts

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First Known Use of Aerian

1555, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Aerian

Aerius of Pontus, 4th century a.d. presbyter in Asia Minor + English -an

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“Aerian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Aerian. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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