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Servetus

[ser-vee-tuh s]
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noun
  1. Michael,1511–53, Spanish physician and theologian, accused of heresy and burned at the stake.
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Spanish Mi·guel Ser·ve·to [mee-gel ser-ve-taw] /miˈgɛl sɛrˈvɛ tɔ/.
Related formsSer·ve·tian [ser-vee-shuh n] /sərˈvi ʃən/, nounSer·ve·tian·ism, noun
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Historical Examples

  • Farel expressly says, that "Servetus deserved a capital punishment."

    Fox's Book of Martyrs

    John Foxe

  • Calvin, who destroys Servetus; or Pole, who kills Latimer, which you like.

  • Even Melancthon is known to have approved the execution of Servetus.

  • After the burning of Servetus there were but few who desired to argue with Calvin.

    Nasby in Exile

    David R. Locke

  • Servetus, a Spaniard, wrote a treatise on the doctrine of the Trinity.

    Nasby in Exile

    David R. Locke


British Dictionary definitions for servetus

Servetus

noun
  1. Michael, Spanish name Miguel Serveto. 1511–53, Spanish theologian and physician. He was burnt at the stake by order of Calvin for denying the doctrine of the Trinity and the divinity of Christ
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