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A person (especially a member of a religious sect or group) who ascribes a human form to God; specifically (a) a member of a Christian sect that arose in Egypt in the 4th cent.; (b) a member of a party in the Western Church in the 10th cent.
Of, relating to, or characterized by anthropomorphitism; specifically that ascribes human form, character, or attributes to God.
Late Middle English; earliest use found in Reginald Pecock (c1392–?1459), bishop of Chichester and religious author. From post-classical Latin anthropomorphitae (plural) members of a heretic sect who believed that God has the form of man from Byzantine Greek ἀνθρωπομορϕῖται, plural from Hellenistic Greek ἀνθρωπόμορϕος + -ῖται.
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