Donatist
Donatist Don"a*tist, n. [LL. Donatista: cf. F. Donatiste.] (Eccl. Hist.) A follower of Donatus, the leader of a body of North African schismatics and purists, who greatly disturbed the church in the 4th century. They claimed to be the true church. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Donatist — mid 15c., adherent of a Christian sect in 4c. North Africa, from M.L. Donatista, from Donatus name of two of the principal men in it. The schism had more to do with episcopal succession in Carthage than with doctrine. The name is lit. bestowed,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • donatist — donàtist m DEFINICIJA kršć. pripadnik donatističke sekte, pristaša donatizma ETIMOLOGIJA vidi donatizam …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • Donatist — [dän′ə tist] n. [ML Donatista, after Donatus, Bishop of Casae Nigrae, founder of the sect] a member of a North African Christian sect that flourished in the 4th cent. noted for rigorous views on morality and sanctity, esp. that of the clergy… …   English World dictionary

  • Donatist — The Donatists (named for the Berber Christian Donatus Magnus) were followers of a belief considered a schism by the broader churches of the Catholic tradition, and most particularly within the context of the religious milieu of the provinces of… …   Wikipedia

  • Donatist — Donatism, n. Donatistic, Donatistical, adj. /don euh tist, doh neuh /, n. a member of a Christian sect that developed in northern Africa in A.D. 311 and maintained that it alone constituted the whole and only true church and that baptisms and… …   Universalium

  • Donatist — Don•a•tist [[t]ˈdɒn ə tɪst, ˈdoʊ nə [/t]] n. rel a member of a Christian sect that developed in N Africa in a.d. 311 and maintained that it alone constituted the whole and only true church • Etymology: 1350–1400; ME < ML Dōnātista < LL… …   From formal English to slang

  • Donatist — noun see Donatism …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • donatist — noun A follower of or one who supports the belief of donatism …   Wiktionary

  • Donatist — Do|na|tịst, der; en, en: Anhänger des Donatismus …   Universal-Lexikon

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