Definition of Acacian in English:

Acacian

noun

Church History
  • A follower of the Arian Christological doctrines of Acacius, a 4th-cent. bishop of Caesarea.

adjective

Church History
  • 1Of, relating to, or associated with Acacius, a 4th-cent. Arian bishop of Caesarea, or his doctrines.

  • 2Of, relating to, or associated with Acacius, a 5th-cent. Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, who caused a split between the Eastern and Western Church from 484 to 519; especially in Acacian schism.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Meredith Hanmer (1543–1604), Church of England and Church of Ireland clergyman and historian. From the name of Acacius (post-classical Latin Acacius, Byzantine Greek Ἀκάκιος.

Pronunciation:

Acacian

/əˈkeɪʃn/