triune

noun, often capitalized
tri·une | \ ˈtrī-ˌyün \

Definition of triune 

(Entry 1 of 2)

triune

adjective

Definition of triune (Entry 2 of 2)

: three in one:

a : of or relating to the Trinity the triune God

b : consisting of three parts, members, or aspects

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The false tradition that most consumed Newton was the doctrine of a triune God. David Davis, WSJ, "Newton the Faithful," 4 Aug. 2017 Oneness Pentecostals reject the triune formula for baptism. David Waters, USA TODAY, "Faith in America: Elvis Presley and his American trilogy of baptisms," 8 Aug. 2017 But good luck with that against Brady, head of a New England triune quarterback panel that has not thrown an interception in its first 249 throws of the season. David White, New York Times, "N.F.L. Schedule: Who We Think Will Win in Week 10," 11 Nov. 2016

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First Known Use of triune

Noun

1605, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1632, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for triune

Noun

Latin tri- + unus one — more at one

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