Donatism

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noun Do·na·tism \ˈdō-nə-ˌti-zəm, ˈdä-\

Definition of Donatism

  1. :  the doctrines of a Christian sect arising in North Africa in 311 and holding that sanctity is essential for the administration of sacraments and church membership

Donatist

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Origin and Etymology of donatism

Donatus, 4th century bishop of Carthage


First Known Use: 1588

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