[ zwing-glee-uhn, swing-, tsving-lee- ]

  1. of or relating to Ulrich Zwingli or his doctrines, largely agreeing with those of Luther and offering a distinctive interpretation of the Lord's Supper.

  1. a follower of Zwingli.

Origin of Zwinglian

First recorded in 1525–35; Zwingli + -an

Other words from Zwinglian

  • Zwing·li·an·ism, noun
  • Zwing·li·an·ist, noun, adjective

Words Nearby Zwinglian Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Zwinglian in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for Zwinglian


/ (ˈzwɪŋɡlɪən, ˈswɪŋɡ-, ˈtsvɪŋ-) /

  1. an upholder of the religious doctrines or movement of Zwingli

  1. of or relating to Zwingli, his religious movement, or his doctrines, esp his interpretation of the Eucharist

Derived forms of Zwinglian

  • Zwinglianism, noun
  • Zwinglianist, noun

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