Zwinglian

[zwing-glee-uh n, swing-, tsving-lee-]
adjective
  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.
noun
  1. a follower of Zwingli.

Origin of Zwinglian

First recorded in 1525–35; Zwingli + -an
Related formsZwing·li·an·ism, nounZwing·li·an·ist, noun, adjective
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Zwinglian

noun
  1. an upholder of the religious doctrines or movement of Zwingli
adjective
  1. of or relating to Zwingli, his religious movement, or his doctrines, esp his interpretation of the Eucharist
Derived FormsZwinglianism, nounZwinglianist, noun
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Word Origin and History for zwinglian

Zwinglian

1532, after Ulrich Zwingli (1484-1531), Swiss Protestant reformer.

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