Definition of Nestorian in US English:


adjective & noun

  • See Nestorianism

    • ‘It was neither Nestorian nor Orthodox Christians who managed the great penetration into the East.’
    • ‘Those who remained outside Catholicism may not be exactly identified as Nestorians any more by this period, but had historical roots in that branch of Christianity, and were called Assyrians.’
    • ‘But there is clear evidence that during this period Manichaeism from Persia and Nestorian Christianity from Constantinople had also penetrated into China.’
    • ‘Wool, gold and silver made the return trip, along with Buddhism (which stuck) and Nestorian Christianity (which didn't).’
    • ‘The rest of the Nestorians in the region continued to be called Assyrians…’