[het-uh-roh-oo-see-uh n, -ou-see-uh n]Ecclesiastical
- a person who believes the Father and the Son to be unlike in substance or essence; an Arian (opposed to Homoousian).
- of or relating to the Heteroousians or their doctrine.
Origin of Heteroousian
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- a Christian who maintains that God the Father and God the Son are different in substance
- of or relating to this belief
Word Origin for Heteroousian
C17: from Late Greek heteroousios, from Greek hetero- + ousia nature
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