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Herodian

[huh-roh-dee-uh n]
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adjective
  1. of or relating to Herod the Great, his family, or its partisans.
noun
  1. a partisan of the house of Herod.
  2. 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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Examples from the Web for herodians

Historical Examples

  • He worshipped only Csar, and he was also worshipped by the Herodians.

    A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 3 (of 10)

    Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)

  • The Herodians held the contrary opinion; and some of the Jews followed them.

    "Granny's Chapters"

    Lady Mary Ross

  • And they sent to him some of the Pharisees and of the Herodians: that they should catch him in his words.

  • The Herodians were considered by some to be a political party, and by others, a religious sect.

  • But the Pharisees went out and at once began to plot with the Herodians against him, how they might put him out of the way.

    The Children's Bible

    Henry A. Sherman