patripassian

noun, often capitalized pat·ri·pas·si·an \ ˌpa‧trəˈpasēən , ˌpā‧- \

Definition of patripassian

plural -s
:one who defends or advocates Patripassianism

There's more!

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!
Already a subscriber? Log in.

Origin and Etymology of patripassian

Late Latin patripassianus, from Latin patri- patr- + passus (past participle of pati to bear, undergo, suffer) + -ianus -ian


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up patripassian? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

all at once

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!