Parsonian

adjective
Par·so·ni·an | \pärˈsōnēən, pȧˈs-\

Definition of Parsonian 

: of or relating to the sociological theories of Talcott Parsons

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First Known Use of Parsonian

1945, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Parsonian

Talcott Parsons †1979 American sociologist + English -ian

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