Christian era

Christian era
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]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Christian Era — The era in use in all Christian countries, which was intended to commence with the birth of Christ. The era as now established was first used by Dionysius Exiguus (died about 540), who placed the birth of Christ on the 25th of December in the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Christian era — n the Christian era the period from the birth of Christ to the present time …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Christian Era — n. the era beginning with the year 1, formerly thought to be that of the birth of Jesus Christ (born probably c. 8 4 B.C. ): A.D. (or C.E. ) marks dates in this era, B.C. (or B.C.E. ) marks dates before it …   English World dictionary

  • Christian era — noun the time period beginning with the supposed year of Christ s birth • Syn: ↑Common era • Instance Hypernyms: ↑era, ↑epoch * * * noun [noncount] : the time starting from the birth of Jesus Christ abbr. CE * * * the ˈChris …   Useful english dictionary

  • Christian Era — noun The current date era beginning approximately 1<! no year 0 years ago in the Gregorian calendar, based on the assumed birth of Jesus Christ; Christian equivalent of Common Era, based on anno Domini …   Wiktionary

  • Christian Era — general count of the years according to the Christian tradition, time after the birth of Christ, years counted A.D., current era …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Christian era — noun the era beginning with the traditional date of Christ s birth …   English new terms dictionary

  • Christian Era — /ˈkrɪstʃən ɪərə/ (say krischuhn earruh) noun the period since the assumed date of the birth of Jesus, adopted in Christian countries …   Australian English dictionary

  • Christian era — noun Date: 1657 the period dating from the birth of Christ …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Christian Era — the period since the assumed year of Jesus birth. [1650 60] * * * …   Universalium

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