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[ne-stawr-ee-uh n, -stohr-] /nɛˈstɔr i ən, -ˈstoʊr-/
one of a sect of followers of Nestorius who denied the hypostatic union and were represented as maintaining the existence of two distinct persons in Christ.
Origin of Nestorian
late Middle English
First recorded in 1400-50; late Middle English word from Late Latin word Nestoriānus. See Nestorius, -an
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Nestorianism, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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in Church history (mid-15c.), a follower of Nestorius (Latinized form of Nestor), 5c. patriarch of Constantinople, whose doctrine attributed distinct divine and human persons to Christ and was condemned as heresy. As an adjective from 1560s. Related: Nestorianism.

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