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[soh-sahy-nuh s]
  1. Faus·tus [faw-stuh s] /ˈfɔ stəs/, Fausto Sozzini, 1539–1604, and his uncle, Lae·li·us [lee-lee-uh s] /ˈli li əs/, (Lelio Sozzini), 1525–62, Italian Protestant theologians and reformers.
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Historical Examples

  • Thus, in 1656, the works of Socinus could only be printed at Irenopolis.

    A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume I (of II)

    Augustus De Morgan

  • Martyr and Socinus both died at Zurich, and lie buried in its minster.

  • From that time I became a daily visitor in the retreat of the followers of Socinus.

  • There arrived from Cracow a troop of Hungarian soldiers who announced themselves as followers of Socinus.

  • Fortunately, however, there arose dissensions between the Hungarian and the Polish adherents of Socinus.

British Dictionary definitions for socinus


  1. Faustus (ˈfɔːstəs), Italian name Fausto Sozzini, 1539–1604, and his uncle, Laelius (ˈliːlɪəs), Italian name Lelio Sozzini, 1525–62, Italian Protestant theologians and reformers
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