Definition of Nicolaitan in English:

Nicolaitan

(also Nicolaitane)

noun

historical
  • A member of an early Christian or Gnostic sect, believed to have allowed its members to participate in pagan ceremonies. Also generally: a married priest, an opponent of clerical celibacy.

adjective

historical
  • Of or relating to the Nicolaitans or their views; paganistic, libertine.

Origin

Early 16th century; earliest use found in The New Testament. From Nicolaite + -an.

Pronunciation

Nicolaitan

/nɪkəˈleɪɪt(ə)n/