Marian

adjective
Mar·i·an | \ˈmer-ē-ən, ˈmā-rē-\

Definition of Marian 

1 : of or relating to Mary Tudor or her reign the Marian bishops

2 : of or relating to the Virgin Mary Marian devotions

First Known Use of Marian

1579, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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