Definition of Alexandrian school
1 : the school of literature, science, and philosophy that flourished at Alexandria while that city was ruled by the Greeks and the Romans
2 : an ante-Nicene school of patristic philosophy developed slightly later than the African school, taking its rise from Pantaenus, including Clement and Origen, and centered in Alexandria
3 : a succession of Alexandrine Christian theologians who, in the 5th century and later, in the Christological debates against the theologians of Antioch, stressed the divinity and unity of Jesus Christ
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First Known Use: 1693See Words from the same year
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