or Mar·cion·ist

[ mahr-shuh-nahyt ]
/ ˈmɑr ʃəˌnaɪt /


a member of a Gnostic ascetic sect that flourished from the 2nd to 7th century a.d. and that rejected the Old Testament and denied the incarnation of God in Christ.


of or relating to the Marcionites or their doctrines.

Origin of Marcionite

From the Late Latin word Marciōnīta, dating back to 1530–40. See Marcion, -ite1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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