a militant nationalist political group
[pa-truh-poh-tes-tl, pey-] /ˌpæ trə poʊˈtɛs tl, ˌpeɪ-/ adjective 1. Anthropology. of or relating to the authority exercised by a father or a father’s blood relatives.
[puh-tris-tik] /pəˈtrɪs tɪk/ adjective 1. of or relating to the fathers of the Christian church or their writings. /pəˈtrɪstɪk/ adjective 1. of or relating to the Fathers of the Church, their writings, or the study of these adj. 1773, from patri- + -istic. Related: patristical (1819).
[puh-tris-tiks] /pəˈtrɪs tɪks/ noun, (used with a singular verb) 1. (def 1). noun See patrology
- Patristic study
noun See patrology