[hoh-moh-oo-see-uh n, -ou-, hom-oh-]
- 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
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- a Christian who believes that the Son is of the same substance as the FatherCompare Homoiousian
- of or relating to the Homoousians
Word Origin for Homoousian
C16: from Late Greek homoousios of the same substance, from Greek homo- + ousia nature
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