[air-ee-uh-niz-uh m, ar-]

noun Theology.

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
Related formsAr·i·an·is·tic, Ar·i·an·is·ti·cal, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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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Word Origin and History for arianism



c.1600, from Arian + -ism.

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