Lutheran

noun
Lu·​ther·​an | \ˈlü-th(ə-)rən \

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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Lutheranism \ˈlü-​th(ə-​)rə-​ˌni-​zəm \ 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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Lutheran

noun

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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