adjective Hil·de·brand·ine \¦hildə¦brandə̇n, -nˌdīn\
variants: less commonly



Definition of Hildebrandine

  1. 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. 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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