Hildebrandine

adjective
Hil·​de·​brand·​ine | \ ¦hildə¦brandə̇n, -nˌdīn \
variants: or less commonly Hildebrandian \ -​ndēən \

Definition of Hildebrandine

1 : of or relating to Hildebrand especially with reference to his drastic reforms of church government and his assertion of papal supremacy over the lower clergy and civil authorities
2 : adhering to the principles of Hildebrand the Hildebrandine party

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History and Etymology for Hildebrandine

Hildebrand (Pope Gregory VII), Italian prelate + English -ine or -ian

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“Hildebrandine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hildebrandine. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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