trin·​i·​tar·​i·​an | \ ˌtri-nə-ˈter-ē-ən How to pronounce trinitarian (audio) \

Definition of trinitarian

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 capitalized : of or relating to the Trinity, the doctrine of the Trinity, or adherents to that doctrine
2 : having three parts or aspects : threefold



Definition of Trinitarian (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a member of a religious teaching and nursing order for men founded in France in 1198 by John of Matha and Philip of Valois
2 : one who subscribes to the doctrine of the Trinity

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Trinitarianism \ ˌtri-​nə-​ˈter-​ē-​ə-​ˌni-​zəm How to pronounce Trinitarian (audio) \ noun

Examples of trinitarian in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective But these works are neither more nor less committed to trinitarian Christianity than Blake’s are to his eccentric spiritualism or Shelley’s to his atheism. Barton Swaim, WSJ, 23 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of trinitarian


1628, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1628, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Trinitarian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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