Meletian

adjective (1)
Me·​le·​tian | \ mə̇ˈlēshən \

Definition of Meletian

 (Entry 1 of 4)

: of or relating to Meletius the bishop of Lycopolis

Meletian

noun (1)
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plural -s

Definition of Meletian (Entry 2 of 4)

: a member or supporter of a schismatic party upholding Meletius the bishop of Lycopolis in exercising episcopal functions in the see of Alexandria early in the 4th century a.d.

Meletian

adjective (2)
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Definition of Meletian (Entry 3 of 4)

: of or relating to Meletius the bishop of Antioch in Syria

Meletian

noun (2)
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of Meletian (Entry 4 of 4)

: a member or supporter of a schism occasioned by dissensions over the opinions of Meletius the bishop of Antioch

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History and Etymology for Meletian

Adjective (1)

Meletius, 4th century a.d. bishop of Lycopolis + English -an

Adjective (2)

Meletius †381 a.d. Greek ecclesiastic, bishop of Antioch + English -an

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“Meletian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Meletian. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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