patristic

[ puh-tris-tik ]
/ pəˈtrɪs tɪk /

adjective

of or relating to the fathers of the Christian church or their writings.
Sometimes pa·tris·ti·cal.

Origin of patristic

First recorded in 1830–40; patr(i)- + -istic

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British Dictionary definitions for patristic

patristic

patristical

/ (pəˈtrɪstɪk) /

adjective

of or relating to the Fathers of the Church, their writings, or the study of these

Derived Forms

patristically, adverbpatristics, noun functioning as singular
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