Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
1. Of or relating to the theological doctrine, declared heretical in 431, that within Jesus are two distinct persons, divine and human, rather than a single divine person.
2. Of or relating to a Christian church whose teachings are historically derived from this doctrine.
[After Nestoriuswho was accused of propounding this doctrine.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Nes•to•ri•an(nɛˈstɔr i ən, -ˈstoʊr-)
1. any of the followers of Nestorius, who denied the hypostasis of Christ and maintained the existence of two distinct persons in Him.adj.
2. of or pertaining to the Nestorians.
[1400–50; < Late Latin Nestoriānus]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
nestorian, nestor - Nestorian means wise and aged, and a nestor is a senior figure or leader in one's field.
See also related terms for leader.
Farlex Trivia Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.