Lutheran
I. noun Date: 1521 a member of a Lutheran church II. adjective Date: 1530 1. of or relating to religious doctrines (as justification by faith alone) developed by Martin Luther or his followers 2. of or relating to the Protestant churches adhering to Lutheran doctrines, liturgy, and polity • Lutheranism noun

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  • Lutheran — ► NOUN 1) a follower of the German protestant theologian Martin Luther (1483 1546). 2) a member of the Lutheran Church. ► ADJECTIVE 1) of or characterized by the theology of Martin Luther. 2) relating to the Lutheran Church. DERIVATIVES… …   English terms dictionary

  • Lutheran — Lu ther*an, a. (Eccl. Hist.) Of or pertaining to Luther; adhering to the doctrines of Luther or the Lutheran Church. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lutheran — Lu ther*an, n. (Eccl. Hist.) One who accepts or adheres to the doctrines of Luther or the Lutheran Church. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lutheran — [lo͞o′thərən] adj. 1. of Martin Luther 2. of his doctrines, esp. justification by faith 3. designating or of the Protestant denomination founded by Luther n. any member of a Lutheran Church Lutheranism n …   English World dictionary

  • Lutheran — 1521, from name of German religious reformer Martin Luther (1483 1546); used by Catholics 16c. in reference to all Protestants, regardless of sect. Related: Lutheranism …   Etymology dictionary

  • Lutheran — Wappen Deutschlandkarte …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Lutheran — UK [ˈluːθərən] / US [ˈluθərən] noun [countable] Word forms Lutheran : singular Lutheran plural Lutherans a member of a Christian religious group formed in Germany in the 16th century and still active in parts of the world Derived word: Lutheran… …   English dictionary

  • Lutheran — 1. adjective Of the Lutheran church, as opposed to a Catholic church. A Lutheran understanding of the Lords Supper is not the same as that of other denominations. 2. noun A member of any of the Christian churches of which identify with the… …   Wiktionary

  • Lutheran — noun a follower of the German protestant theologian Martin Luther (1483–1546). ↘a member of the Lutheran Church. adjective of or characterized by the theology of Martin Luther. ↘relating to the Lutheran Church. Derivatives Lutheranism noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • Lutheran — Lutheranism, Lutherism, n. /looh theuhr euhn/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to Luther, adhering to his doctrines, or belonging to one of the Protestant churches that bear his name. n. 2. a follower of Luther or an adherent of his doctrines; a member… …   Universalium

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