noun Aer·i·an \ā-ˈir-ē-ən\

Definition of Aerian



  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of aerian

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

First Known Use: 1555

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to criticize severely

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