unitarian

[ yoo-ni-tair-ee-uh n ]
/ ˌyu nɪˈtɛər i ən /
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noun

a person who maintains that God is one being, rejecting the doctrine of the Trinity.
(initial capital letter) a member of a liberal religious denomination founded upon the doctrine that God is one being, and giving each congregation complete control over its affairs.Compare Unitarian Universalism.
an advocate of unity or centralization, as in government.

adjective

(initial capital letter) pertaining to the Unitarians or their doctrines; accepting Unitarianism; belonging to the Unitarians.

Nearby words

  1. unit-linked policy,
  2. unit.,
  3. unita,
  4. unitage,
  5. unitard,
  6. unitarian universalism,
  7. unitarian universalist association,
  8. unitarianism,
  9. unitary,
  10. unitary authority

Origin of unitarian

1680–90; < New Latin ūnitāri(us) (Latin ūnit(ās) unity + -ārius -ary) + -an

Related formsnon·u·ni·tar·i·an, nounnon-U·ni·tar·i·an, adjective, nounpro-U·ni·tar·i·an, adjective, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for unitarian

unitarian

/ (ˌjuːnɪˈtɛərɪən) /

noun

a supporter of unity or centralization

adjective

of or relating to unity or centralization
another word for unitary

Unitarian

/ (ˌjuːnɪˈtɛərɪən) /

noun

theol a person who believes that God is one being and rejects the doctrine of the Trinity
ecclesiast an upholder of Unitarianism, esp a member of the Church (Unitarian Church) that embodies this system of belief

adjective

of or relating to Unitarians or Unitarianism
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Word Origin and History for unitarian

unitarian

n.

1680s, "one who rejects the doctrine of the Trinity," from Modern Latin unitarius (1650s), from Latin unitas (see unity) + -ian.

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