Definition of Melchizedekian in US English:

Melchizedekian

(also Melchisedekian, Melchisedechian)

adjective

  • Chiefly Theology. Of or relating to Melchizedek, the sect of the Melchizedekians, or the order of priesthood which Melchizedek is taken to represent.

Origin

Mid 17th century (in an earlier sense). From the name of Melchizedek (King James Bible, Old Testament; in the New Testament in the King James version in form Melchisedec), king of Salem and ‘priest of the most high God’ (see Genesis 13:14; from post-classical Latin Melchisedech (Vulgate) from Hellenistic Greek Μελχισεδέκ (Septuagint) from Hebrew Malkī-ṣeḏeq) + -ian, after Byzantine Greek Μελχισεδεκιανοί, plural (400).

Pronunciation

Melchizedekian

/mɛlˌkɪzəˈdɛkɪən/