[ law-dee-uhn ]

  1. of or relating to Archbishop Laud or his beliefs, especially that the Church of England preserves more fully than the Roman Catholic Church the faith and practices of the primitive church and that kings rule by divine right.

  2. noting or pertaining to a style of English Gothic architecture of the early 17th century, characterized by a mixture of medieval and Renaissance motifs, attributed to the influence of the policies of Archbishop Laud.

  1. a supporter of Archbishop Laud or of Laudianism.

Origin of Laudian

First recorded in 1685–95; Laud + -ian

Words Nearby Laudian Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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British Dictionary definitions for Laudian


/ (ˈlɔːdɪən) /

  1. Church of England of or relating to the High-Church standards set up for the Church of England by Archbishop Laud

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