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  1. a person who accepts the philosophical principles of Hegel.
  2. an authority or expert on the writings of Hegel.

Origin of Hegelian

First recorded in 1830–40; Hegel + -ian
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Word Origin and History for hegelian



1838, pertaining to German philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831). As a noun from 1843.

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