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Tractarian

[trak-tair-ee-uh n]
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noun
  1. one of the supporters of Tractarianism; a supporter of the Oxford movement.
adjective
  1. of or relating to Tractarianism or Tractarians.

Origin of Tractarian

First recorded in 1815–25; tract2 + -arian
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Examples from the Web for tractarian

Historical Examples

  • His chief interest for Englishmen is his connection with the Tractarian Movement.

    Browning's England

    Helen Archibald Clarke

  • He had seen the Tractarian Movement from a distance, in due perspective.

  • This tractarian movement was interrupted by the arrival of Mrs. Mavick.

    That Fortune

    Charles Dudley Warner

  • In 1833 arose the Puseyite or Tractarian controversy as it was called.

  • Why, they were almost professed unbelievers,—at least not at all Tractarian.