Lutheran

noun
Lu·​ther·​an | \ ˈlü-th(ə-)rən How to pronounce Lutheran (audio) \

Definition of Lutheran

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a member of a Lutheran church

Lutheran

adjective

Definition of Lutheran (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : of or relating to religious doctrines (such as justification by faith alone) developed by Martin Luther or his followers
2 : of or relating to the Protestant churches adhering to Lutheran doctrines, liturgy, and polity

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Adjective

Lutheranism \ ˈlü-​th(ə-​)rə-​ˌni-​zəm How to pronounce Lutheranism (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of Lutheran

Noun

1521, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1530, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of Lutheran was in 1521

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“Lutheran.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Lutheran. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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Lutheran

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English Language Learners Definition of Lutheran

: a member of one of the Protestant churches that follow the teachings of Martin Luther

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