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Theodosian

adjective The·o·do·sian \¦thēə¦dōsh(ē)ən\

Definition of Theodosian

  1. 1 [Theodosius I †395 a.d. Roman emperor + English -an, adjective suffix] :  of or relating to Theodosius the Great under whom the Roman state undertook to enforce Christianity and orthodoxy

  2. 2 [Theodosius II †450 a.d. Eastern Roman emperor + English -an, adjective suffix] :  of or relating to Theodosius II or the Theodosian Code promulgated during his reign codifying imperial constitutions issued since the reign of Constantine I and including laws banning paganism and penalizing heresy

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Theodosian

noun The·o·do·sian \"\

Definition of Theodosian

plural

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  1. 1 [Theodosius †about 538 a.d. patriarch of Alexandria + English -an, noun suffix] :  a follower of Theodosius of Alexandria the leader of the Monophysites in the 6th century

  2. 2 [Theodosius, 16th century Russian monk + English -an, noun suffix] :  a follower of the Russian monk Theodosius who preached in Lithuania in 1525 against idolatry and founded a sect practicing prayer for purification of articles acquired from unbelievers

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