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A follower of the heretical beliefs of Noetus, who acknowledged only one person (the Father) in the Godhead.
Of or relating to Noetus, his followers, or their beliefs.
Late 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Rogers (c1553–1616), religious controversialist and Church of England clergyman. From post-classical Latin Noetianus, noun from Noetus, the name of a native of Smyrna and presbyter of the church in Asia Minor (230 a.d.) + -ianus.
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