[hoh-moi-oo-see-uh n, -ou-]
- a member of a 4th-century a.d. church party that maintained that the essence of the Son is similar to, but not the same as, that of the Father.
- relating to the Homoiousians or their doctrine.
Origin of Homoiousian
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With what synthetical power he refuted the Homoiousian theory.Talkers
- a Christian who believes that the Son is of like (and not identical) substance with the FatherCompare Homoousian
- of or relating to the Homoiousians
Word Origin for Homoiousian
C18: from Late Greek homoiousios of like substance, from Greek homoio- like + ousia nature
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Word Origin and History for homoiousian
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