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A native or inhabitant of Geneva; (in early use) specifically a Calvinist reformer from Geneva; (more generally) any Calvinist (now historical and rare).
Of, belonging to, or characteristic of Geneva; specifically of or relating to the religious doctrines and practices which were introduced by John Calvin in Geneva; Calvinistic.
Late 16th century; earliest use found in Richard Bancroft (bap. 1544, d. 1610), archbishop of Canterbury. From the name of Geneva + -an. Compare earlier Genevian, Genevian.
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