patripassian

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

Definition of patripassian

: one who defends or advocates Patripassianism

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History and Etymology for patripassian

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

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“Patripassian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/patripassian. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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