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[sweed-n-bawr-jee-uh n, -gee-] /ˌswid nˈbɔr dʒi ən, -gi-/
of or relating to Emanuel Swedenborg, his religious doctrines, or the body of followers adhering to these doctrines and constituting the Church of the New Jerusalem, or New Church.
a believer in the religious doctrines of Swedenborg.
Origin of Swedenborgian
First recorded in 1795-1805; Swedenborg + -ian
Related forms
Swedenborgianism, Swedenborgism, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He had not read them himself, but had found them in the library of his mother, who was a Swedenborgian.

    Legends August Strindberg
  • A second time it is Sunday, and they are going to have service in the Swedenborgian chapel.

    Legends August Strindberg
  • For example, he is a Swedenborgian, and a believer in modern spiritualism.

  • Note that even when he is differing from his teacher, his language is Swedenborgian.

    William Blake Charles Gardner
  • "Nothing but the power of God," answered the Swedenborgian gravely.

    Ursula Honore de Balzac
  • "Her body is for the time being in abeyance," said the Swedenborgian.

    Ursula Honore de Balzac
  • The Brocton philosophy of love and marriage is manifestly Swedenborgian.

    History of American Socialisms

    John Humphrey Noyes
  • There was not a Swedenborgian temple within a hundred miles.

    The Revellers Louis Tracy
  • Joseph Worcester was a modest, shrinking Swedenborgian minister.

    A Backward Glance at Eighty

    Charles A. Murdock
  • I know he is a Swedenborgian; and papa is so well, he could not have come as a physician.'

    Uncle Silas J. S. LeFanu
Word Origin and History for Swedenborgian

1791, for Emanuel Svedberg, Swedish mystic and religious philosopher (1668-1772). His followers organized 1788 as The New Church.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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