[ hoh-moh-oo-see-uh n, -ou-, hom-oh- ]
/ ˌhoʊ moʊˈu si ən, -ˈaʊ-, ˌhɒm oʊ- /
a member of a 4th-century a.d. church party that maintained that the essence or substance of the Father and the Son is the same (opposed to Heteroousian).
of or relating to the Homoousians or their doctrine.
Origin of Homoousian
Related formsHo·mo·ou·si·an·ism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for homoousian
/ (ˌhəʊməʊˈuːsɪən, -ˈaʊ-, ˌhɒm-) /
a Christian who believes that the Son is of the same substance as the FatherCompare Homoiousian
of or relating to the Homoousians
Derived FormsHomoousianism, noun
Word Origin for Homoousian
C16: from Late Greek homoousios of the same substance, from Greek homo- + ousia nature
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