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Henrician

noun Hen·ri·cian \henˈrishən\

Definition of Henrician

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  1. 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. 2 :  an advocate of secular supremacy over the church and of the ecclesiastical reforms instituted during the reign of Henry VIII of England

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Origin and Etymology of henrician

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

adjective Hen·ri·cian

Definition of Henrician

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or associated with Henry of Lausanne

  2. 2 :  of or relating to Henry VIII of England or the ecclesiastical measures taken during his reign

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