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Confucian

[kuh n-fyoo-shuh n]
noun
  1. an adherent of the teachings of Confucius.
  2. Also called Ju. a member of the school of philosophers, founded by Confucius, who codified in their teachings the traditional Chinese principles of ethics, morals, and politics.
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adjective
  1. of, relating to, or resembling the teachings of Confucius.
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Origin of Confucian

First recorded in 1830–40; Confuci(us) + -an
Related formsan·ti-Con·fu·cian, noun, adjectivepost-Con·fu·cian, adjective
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Confucian

adjective
  1. of or relating to the doctrines of Confucius
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noun
  1. a follower of Confucius
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