Definition of Priscillianist in English:

Priscillianist

noun

Christian Church
  • A disciple of the early heretic Priscillian, who taught doctrines alleged to be Gnostic or Manichaean.

adjective

Christian Church
  • Of or relating to the Priscillianists or their doctrines.

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in John Capgrave (1393–1464), prior of Bishop's Lynn, theologian, and historian. From post-classical Latin Priscillianista disciple of Priscillian from Priscillianus Priscillian, the name of a bishop of Avila, in Spain (d. 385) + -ista.

Pronunciation

Priscillianist

/prɪˈsɪljənɪst/