Hildebrandine

adjective

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

Word History

Etymology

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 18 Apr. 2024.

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