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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Origin and Etymology of hildebrandine
Hildebrand (Pope Gregory VII), Italian prelate + English -ine or -ian
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