adjective, sometimes capitalized
adop·​tian | \ ə-ˈdäp-shən How to pronounce adoptian (audio) \

Definition of adoptian

: of, relating to, or forming the doctrine of adoptionism

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First Known Use of adoptian

1759, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for adoptian

Medieval Latin adoptianus, from Latin adoptare + -ianus -ian

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“Adoptian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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