Erastian

play
adjective Eras·tian \i-ˈra-stē-ən, -ˈras-chən\

Definition of Erastian

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

Erastian

noun

Erastianism

play \i-ˈra-stē-ə-ˌni-zəm, -ˈras-chə-\ noun

Origin and Etymology of erastian

Thomas Erastus †1583 Swiss physician and Zwinglian theologian


First Known Use: 1773


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Erastian? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

rude, impolite, or socially unacceptable

Get Word of the Day daily email!