Erastian

adjective
Eras·​tian | \ i-ˈra-stē-ən How to pronounce Erastian (audio) , -ˈras-chən \

Definition of Erastian

: of, characterized by, or advocating the doctrine of state supremacy in ecclesiastical affairs

Other Words from Erastian

Erastian noun
Erastianism \ i-​ˈra-​stē-​ə-​ˌni-​zəm How to pronounce Erastianism (audio) , -​ˈras-​chə-​ \ noun

First Known Use of Erastian

1773, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Erastian

Thomas Erastus †1583 Swiss physician and Zwinglian theologian

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“Erastian.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Erastian. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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