Priscillianism

noun
Pris·​cil·​lian·​ism | \ -yəˌnizəm \
plural -s

Definition of Priscillianism

: the teachings of Priscillian, bishop of Avila, who was condemned, put to torture, and beheaded with four companions on charges of heresy involving leanings toward Manichaeism, docetism, and modalism — see priscillianist

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History and Etymology for Priscillianism

Priscilliana.d. 385 Spanish religious reformer + English -ism

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“Priscillianism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Priscillianism. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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