Tractarian

noun
Trac·​tar·​i·​an | \ trak-ˈter-ē-ən How to pronounce Tractarian (audio) \

Definition of Tractarian

: a promoter or supporter of the Oxford movement

First Known Use of Tractarian

circa 1839, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Tractarian

from Tracts for the Times, series of pamphlets expounding the Oxford movement

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“Tractarian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tractarian. Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

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