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Julian1

[jool-yuh n] /ˈdʒul yən/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or characteristic of Julius Caesar.
Origin of Julian1
1585-1595
1585-95; < Latin Jūliānus, equivalent to Jūli(us) Julius + -ānus -an

Julian2

[jool-yuh n] /ˈdʒul yən/
noun
1.
(Flavius Claudius Julianus"the Apostate") a.d. 331–363, Roman emperor 361–363.
2.
a male given name, form of Julius.
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  • May the holy Julian stand by us and the thrice-sainted Christopher!

    The White Company Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Then parties—whew, you ought to see what parties Julian and Harold have!

  • He was not thinking so much of Jake, nor even of Julian Marbolt.

    The Night Riders Ridgwell Cullum
  • Julian Marbolt had not left his bedroom when they arrived at the house.

    The Night Riders Ridgwell Cullum
  • "You did well to follow Lord Julian's instructions," he commended the Major.

    Captain Blood Rafael Sabatini
British Dictionary definitions for Julian

Julian1

/ˈdʒuːljən; -lɪən/
noun
1.
known as Julian the Apostate; Latin name Flavius Claudius Julianus. 331–363 ad, Roman emperor (361–363), who attempted to revive paganism in the Roman empire while remaining tolerant to Christians and Jews

Julian2

/ˈdʒuːljən; -lɪən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to Julius Caesar
2.
denoting or relating to the Julian calendar
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Word Origin and History for Julian
adj.

"old style" calendar, 1590s, in reference to reforms by Julius Caesar in 46 B.C.E. (see Julius). The masc. proper name is from Latin Iulianus, from Iulius.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Julian in Science
Julian
  (jl'yən)   
American physician noted for developing cortisone and also physostigmine, a drug used to treat glaucoma and memory loss.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
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