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Christian Chris"tian, a. 1. Pertaining to Christ or his religion; as, Christian people. [1913 Webster]

3. Pertaining to the church; ecclesiastical; as, a Christian court. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]

4. Characteristic of Christian people; civilized; kind; kindly; gentle; beneficent. [1913 Webster]

The graceful tact; the Christian art. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

{Christian Commission}. See under {Commission}.

{Christian court}. Same as {Ecclesiastical court}.

{Christian Endeavor, Young People's Society of}. In various Protestant churches, a society of young people organized in each individual church to do Christian work; also, the whole body of such organizations, which are united in a corporation called the United Society of Christian Endeavor, organized in 1885. The parent society was founded in 1881 at Portland, Maine, by Rev. Francis E. Clark, a Congregational minister. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{Christian era}, the present era, commencing with the birth of Christ. It is supposed that owing to an error of a monk (Dionysius Exiguus, d. about 556) employed to calculate the era, its commencement was fixed three or four years too late, so that 1890 should be 1893 or 1894.

{Christian name}, the name given in baptism, as distinct from the family name, or surname. [1913 Webster]


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