Abelonian
Abelian A*bel"i*an, Abelite A"bel*ite, Abelonian A`bel*o"ni*an, n. (Eccl. Hist.) One of a sect in Africa (4th century), mentioned by St. Augustine, who states that they married, but lived in continence, after the manner, as they pretended, of Abel. [1913 Webster]

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  • Abelian — A*bel i*an, Abelite A bel*ite, Abelonian A bel*o ni*an, n. (Eccl. Hist.) One of a sect in Africa (4th century), mentioned by St. Augustine, who states that they married, but lived in continence, after the manner, as they pretended, of Abel. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Abelite — Abelian A*bel i*an, Abelite A bel*ite, Abelonian A bel*o ni*an, n. (Eccl. Hist.) One of a sect in Africa (4th century), mentioned by St. Augustine, who states that they married, but lived in continence, after the manner, as they pretended, of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Abelian — noun A member of a sect in fourth century Africa mentioned by St. Augustine, who states that they married but lived in continence after the manner, as they claimed, of Abel. Syn: Abelite, Abelonian …   Wiktionary

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