Definition of Patripassian in English:

Patripassian

noun

historical
  • A person who believes that God the Father suffered on the Cross with or in the person of the Son; especially a member of any of various heretical sects in the early Church who held this belief.

adjective

historical
  • Of, relating to, or involving the Patripassians or Patripassianism.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Richard Bristow (1538–1581), Roman Catholic priest. From post-classical Latin patripassianus person who believes that God the Father suffered on the Cross (3rd cent.), of or relating to this belief from classical Latin patri- + pass-, past participial stem of patī to suffer + -iānus.

Pronunciation

Patripassian

/ˌpatrɪˈpasɪən/