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Monarchian Syllabification: Mo·nar·chi·an
Pronunciation: /məˈnärkēən/ /mä-/

Definition of Monarchian in English:


A Christian heretic of the 2nd or 3rd century who denied the doctrine of the Trinity.
Example sentences
  • Tertullian was battling Monarchians who opted for the unity of God and denied trinitarianism.
  • For practical purposes the Monarchians have been divided into two classes, modal and dynamic.
  • He was probably the first of the Monarchians to visit Rome, where he was well received by the Pope about 190-198, with whom he used his influence against the Montanists.


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Of or relating to the Monarchians or their beliefs.
Example sentences
  • There are many attacks upon Oneness Apostolics who hold to the ancient Jewish Monarchian doctrine of One God.
  • The Monarchian theory is a false teaching that started some time in the second century.
  • Monarchian doctrine usually did not deny the deity of Christ; instead they claimed that the Son is the Father, not the eternal Son as part of historic Christianity.


From late Latin monarchiani (plural), from monarchia (see monarchy).

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