nPriscillianist(Eccl. Hist) A follower of Priscillian, bishop of Avila in Spain, in the fourth century, who mixed various elements of Gnosticism and Manicheism with Christianity.
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npriscillianistOne of a sect, followers of Priscillian, a Spanish heretic of the fourth century. The sect, which originated in Spain, held various Gnostic and Manichean doctrines. The Priscillianists considered it allowable to conceal their tenets by dissimulation; they were accused of gross immorality, and were severely persecuted by the emperor Maximus.
npriscillianistA name given to the Montanists (see Montanist), from their alleged prophetess Priscilla.
The former of the two women was so influential in the movement that its adherents are frequently spoken of as Priscillianists.