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Herodian

[huh-roh-dee-uh n] /həˈroʊ di ən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to Herod the Great, his family, or its partisans.
noun
2.
a partisan of the house of Herod.
3.
a member of a political group that supported the dynasty of Herod and opposed Jesus.
Origin of Herodian
< Late Latin (Vulgate) Hērōdiānī (plural); see Herod, -ian
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