Henrician

noun
Hen·​ri·​cian | \ henˈrishən \
plural -s

Definition of Henrician

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a member of a 12th century religious sect in Switzerland and southern France holding that the sacraments are valid only when administered by a priest who lives up to his monastic vows
2 : an advocate of secular supremacy over the church and of the ecclesiastical reforms instituted during the reign of Henry VIII of England

Henrician

adjective

Definition of Henrician (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : of, relating to, or associated with Henry of Lausanne
2 : of or relating to Henry VIII of England or the ecclesiastical measures taken during his reign

History and Etymology for Henrician

Noun

in sense 1, from Medieval Latin Henricianus, from Henricus (Henry of Lausanne), 12th century French heresiarch + Latin -ianus -ian; in sense 2, from New Latin Henricianus, from Henricus (Henry VIII) †1547 king of England + Latin -ianus -ian

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“Henrician.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Henrician. Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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