Lutheran

1 of 2

noun

Lu·​ther·​an ˈlü-th(ə-)rən How to pronounce Lutheran (audio)
: a member of a Lutheran church

Lutheran

2 of 2

adjective

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
Lutheranism noun

Word History

First Known Use

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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Cite this Entry

“Lutheran.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Lutheran. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

Lutheran

adjective

Lu·​ther·​an
ˈlü-th(ə-)rən
1
: of or relating to Martin Luther or his religious doctrines
2
: of or relating to the Protestant churches following Lutheran doctrines
Lutheran noun
Lutheranism
-ˌiz-əm
noun

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