Definition of Erastus in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪˈrastəs/
(1524–83), Swiss theologian and physician; Swiss name Thomas Lieber; also Liebler or Lüber. Professor of medicine at Heidelberg from 1558, he opposed the imposition of a Calvinistic system of Church government in the city. The doctrine of Erastianism was later wrongly attributed to him.
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