Luciferian

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Luciferian Of or pertaining to Lucifer; having the pride of Lucifer; satanic; devilish.
    • Luciferian Of or pertaining to the Luciferians or their leader.
    • n Luciferian (Eccl. Hist) One of the followers of Lucifer, bishop of Cagliari, in the fourth century, who separated from the orthodox churches because they would not go as far as he did in opposing the Arians.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • luciferian Of or pertaining to Lucifer or Satan; devilish.
    • luciferian Of or pertaining to Lucifer, Bishop of Cagliari in the island of Sardinia during the fourth century, or to his followers.
    • n luciferian One of the followers of Lucifer, Bishop of Cagliari. The Luciferians were vehement upholders of the Nicene faith, and separated themselves from their fellow-Catholics solely on the ground that the latter showed undue leniency to those who had been received back into the church after forsaking Arianism. Also Luciferite.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Luciferian of or pertaining to Lucifer: bearing light: affording means of discovery
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—lux, lucis, light.

Usage

In literature:

Murray's fall had been more Luciferian, if less spectacular.
"The Trimmed Lamp" by O. Henry
The chorus of Luciferians then extol their leader in an ode breathing defiance and blazing with the flame of rebellion.
"Vondel's Lucifer" by Joost van den Vondel
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In news:

During 2011, or at least the first week of it, I'll be embracing youth attitudes and ideas, including their Luciferian fixation on technological mumbo jumbo.
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