patristic

adjective
pa·tris·tic | \ pə-ˈtri-stik \
variants: or less commonly patristical \pə-ˈtri-sti-kəl \

Definition of patristic 

: of or relating to the church fathers or their writings

First Known Use of patristic

1826, in the meaning defined above

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