ante–Nicene

adjective an·te–Ni·cene
variants: less commonly

ante–Nicaean

Definition of ante–Nicene

  1. :  of or relating to the Christian church or era before the first council of Nicaea (a.d. 325)

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Origin and Etymology of ante–nicene

ante- + Nicene, Nicaean


First Known Use: 1690


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