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of or relating to Arius or .
an adherent of .
a suffix forming personal nouns corresponding to Latin adjectives ending in -ārius or English adjectives or nouns ending in -ary, (librarian; proletarian; Rotarian; seminarian; sexagenarian; veterinarian); subsequently productive in English with other Latinate stems, forming nouns denoting a person who supports, advocates, or practices a doctrine, theory, or set of principles associated with the base word: authoritarian; establishmentarian; totalitarian; vegetarian .
Contemporary Examples

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Historical Examples

These two were bishops and confessors exiled by Constantius, who favoured the Arian heresy.
The Hermits Charles Kingsley

In 1710 he turned Arian and was expelled from the university.
A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume I (of II) Augustus De Morgan

He then turned to the Visigoths and made the fact of their being Arian Christians a pretext for declaring war against them.
A History of Germany Bayard Taylor

These were all, at the time of their settlement, either pagan or Arian.
The Formation of Christendom, Volume VI Thomas W. (Thomas William) Allies

But though Athanasius regained his rank, yet the Arian bishop Lucius was not deposed.
History Of Egypt From 330 B.C. To The Present Time, Volume 11 (of 12) S. Rappoport

Their tongues were cut out by the Arian tyrant, and yet they spoke as before.
Apologia Pro Vita Sua John Henry Cardinal Newman

Aëtius was an Arian doctor, who was very skilful in medical disputation.
The Browning Cyclopdia Edward Berdoe

He might have been raised to the dignity of Patrician, if he would have renounced his Arian creed.
Theodoric the Goth Thomas Hodgkin

The southern apex of the Deccan has remained entirely untouched by Arian colonisation.
The History of Antiquity, Volume IV (of 6) Max Duncker

of, relating to, or characterizing Arius or Arianism
an adherent of Arianism
adjective, noun
a variant spelling of Aryan
indicating a person or thing that advocates, believes, or is associated with something: vegetarian, millenarian, librarian

1530s, pertaining to the doctrines of Arius, priest in Alexandria early 4c., who posed the question of Christ’s nature in terms which appeared to debase the Savior’s relation to God (denial of consubstantiation). Besides taking an abstract view of Christ’s nature, he reaffirmed man’s capacity for perfection. The dissention was widespread and split the Church for about a century during a crucial time.


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