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[thee-uh-doh-shuh n, -shee-uh n]
  1. of or relating to Theodosius I, who made Christianity the official state religion of the Roman Empire.
  2. of or relating to Theodosius II, who issued the earliest collection of the imperial laws (Theodosian Code).
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Origin of Theodosian

1755–65; Theodosi(us) + -an
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of theodosian

  • In this respect he followed the example set by his predecessor, Theodosian.

    Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 3 of 8


  • There are a number of gates that pierce the Theodosian walls.

    The Walls of Constantinople

    Bernard Granville Baker

  • The Theodosian Code was composed of constitutiones principum.

  • Something has already been said about the building of the Theodosian walls.


    William Holden Hutton

  • This was called the Theodosian Code, which in the West was held in high esteem.