[thee-uh-doh-shuh n, -shee-uh n]
- of or relating to Theodosius I, who made Christianity the official state religion of the Roman Empire.
- of or relating to Theodosius II, who issued the earliest collection of the imperial laws (Theodosian Code).
Origin of Theodosian
1755–65; Theodosi(us) + -an
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Examples from the Web for theodosian
In this respect he followed the example set by his predecessor, Theodosian.
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.The Mediaeval Mind (Volume II of II)
Henry Osborn Taylor
Something has already been said about the building of the Theodosian walls.Constantinople
William Holden Hutton
This was called the Theodosian Code, which in the West was held in high esteem.Beacon Lights of History, Volume III