Definition of patristical in US English:

patristical

adjective

Christian Church
rare
  • Patristic.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in John Henry Newman (1801–1890), theologian and cardinal. Probably from classical Latin patr- pater father or ancient Greek πατρ-, πατήρ father + -istical.

Pronunciation

patristical

/pəˈtrɪstɪkl/