Heteroousian

[het-uh-roh-oo-see-uh n, -ou-see-uh n]Ecclesiastical
adjective
  1. of or relating to the Heteroousians or their doctrine.

Origin of Heteroousian

1670–80; < Late Greek heterooúsi(os) (Greek hetero- hetero- + ousí(a) nature, essence + -os adj. suffix) + -an
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British Dictionary definitions for heteroousian

Heteroousian

noun
  1. a Christian who maintains that God the Father and God the Son are different in substance
adjective
  1. of or relating to this belief

Word Origin for Heteroousian

C17: from Late Greek heteroousios, from Greek hetero- + ousia nature
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