Naz·​a·​rene | \ ˌna-zə-ˈrēn How to pronounce Nazarene (audio) \

Definition of Nazarene

1 : a native or resident of Nazareth
b : a member of the Church of the Nazarene that is a Protestant denomination deriving from the merging of three holiness groups, stressing sanctification, and following Methodist polity

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Nazarene adjective

First Known Use of Nazarene

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Nazarene

Middle English Nazaren, from Late Latin Nazarenus, from Greek Nazarēnos, from Nazareth Nazareth, Palestine

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“Nazarene.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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