[ air-ee-uh-niz-uhm, ar- ]

  1. the doctrine, taught by Arius, that Christ the Son was not consubstantial with God the Father.

Origin of Arianism

First recorded in 1590–1600; Arian + -ism

Other words from Arianism

  • Ar·i·an·is·tic, Ar·i·an·is·ti·cal, adjective

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How to use Arianism in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for Arianism


/ (ˈɛərɪəˌnɪzəm) /

  1. the doctrine of Arius, pronounced heretical at the Council of Nicaea, which asserted that Christ was not of one substance with the Father, but a creature raised by the Father to the dignity of Son of God

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