Meaning of AUGUSTINIAN in English

I. |ȯgə|stinēən, -tēn-, -nyən adjective

Usage: usually capitalized

Etymology: St. Augustine (Aurelius Augustinus) died 430 Numidian church father and philosopher, bishop of Hippo (ancient city near what is now Bône, Algeria) + English -ian

1. : of or relating to St. Augustine or his doctrines (as the tenets of absolute predestination and the immediate efficacy of grace)

2. : of or relating to any of several orders deriving their name from St. Augustine

II. noun

( -s )

Usage: usually capitalized

1. : a follower of St. Augustine ; specifically : one who accepts the views of Augustine on predestination and grace

2. : a member of an Augustinian order

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