Christian
I. noun Etymology: Latin christianus, adjective & noun, from Greek christianos, from Christos Date: 1526 1. a. one who professes belief in the teachings of Jesus Christ b. (1) disciple 2 (2) a member of one of the Churches of Christ separating from the Disciples of Christ in 1906 (3) a member of the Christian denomination having part in the union of the United Church of Christ concluded in 1961 2. the hero in Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress II. adjective Date: 1547 1. a. of or relating to Christianity <
Christian scriptures
>
b. based on or conforming with Christianity <
Christian ethics
>
2. a. of, relating to, or being a Christian <
Christian responsibilities
>
b. professing Christianity <
a Christian affirmation
>
<
a Christian country
>
3. commendably decent or generous <
has a very Christian concern for others
>
Christianly adjective or adverb

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