Eras·​tian i-ˈra-stē-ən How to pronounce Erastian (audio)
: of, characterized by, or advocating the doctrine of state supremacy in ecclesiastical affairs
Erastian noun
Erastianism noun

Word History


Thomas Erastus †1583 Swiss physician and Zwinglian theologian

First Known Use

1773, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Erastian was in 1773

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“Erastian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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