EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN 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. Origin of unitarian 1680–90;
New Latin ūnitāri(us
-an Related forms non·u·ni·tar·i·an, noun non-U·ni·tar·i·an, adjective, noun pro-U·ni·tar·i·an, adjective, noun
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Examples from the Web for unitarian Historical Examples of unitarian
In that case, as a
Unitarian, I must object to an invocation in which I do not believe.
Then, too, the hope of establishing a
Unitarian Church was ever in Priestley's thoughts.
His expectations for the establishment of a
Unitarian congregation were most encouraging.
He would not have dined at the same table with a
Unitarian if he could have helped it.
That common thinness and aridity, too, of the
Unitarian temper had weighed with him. British Dictionary definitions for unitarian noun a supporter of unity or centralization adjective of or relating to unity or centralization 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 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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