Cerinthian Ce*rin"thi*an, n. (Eccl. Hist.) One of an ancient religious sect, so called from Cerinthus, a Jew, who attempted to unite the doctrines of Christ with the opinions of the Jews and Gnostics. --Hook. [1913 Webster]

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