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Erastian

[ih-ras-chuh n, -tee-uh n]
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adjective
  1. of or relating to Thomas Erastus or Erastianism.
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noun
  1. an advocate of Erastianism.
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Origin of Erastian

First recorded in 1645–55; Erast(us) + -ian
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Historical Examples

  • But what do they mean by the civil establishment of an Erastian Church!

    Leading Articles on Various Subjects

    Hugh Miller

  • There were priests and there were prophets, but the State was decidedly "Erastian."

  • As a churchman he was a decided Erastian, and strongly opposed to the High Church party.

  • He hated ex animo all those aspects of Anglicanism which best recommend it to Erastian minds.

    Res Judicat

    Augustine Birrell

  • His ecclesiastical position was Erastian and latitudinarian, and his practical aim in Church politics comprehension.