Calixtin

noun (1)
Ca·​lix·​tin | \ kəˈlikstə̇n \
variants: or Calixtine \ " , -​ˌtēn , -​ˌtīn \
plural -s

Definition of Calixtin

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a member of a Hussite body that maintained that the laity should receive the cup as well as the bread in the Eucharist

Calixtin

noun (2)
\ " \
variants: or Calixtine \ " \
plural -s

Definition of Calixtin (Entry 2 of 2)

: a follower of Georgius Calixtus — compare syncretism sense 1

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History and Etymology for Calixtin

Noun (1)

French calixtin, from Medieval Latin calixtinus, from Latin calix cup

Noun (2)

Georg Calixt (Latinized as Georgius Calixtus) †1656 German theologian + English -in or -ine

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“Calixtin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Calixtin. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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