Unigenitus

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Unigenitus the name of the famous obscurantist bull issued by Clement XI. in 1713, at the instance of the Jesuits, in condemnation of the Jansenist Quesnel's admirable annotations on the New Testament
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Usage

In literature:

He immediately began to sing the praises of the Constitution Unigenitus, a copy of which he placed on the table.
"The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete" by Duc de Saint-Simon
UNIGENITUS, THE BULL, a bull beginning with this word, issued by Pope Clement XI.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
The sacraments had been denied to a certain person on his death-bed, because he refused to subscribe to the bull Unigenitus.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II. From William and Mary to George II." by Tobias Smollett
The Bull Unigenitus was launched in 1713, and then all the prisons were filled with Jansenists.
"The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 3 (of 12) Dresden Edition--Lectures" by Robert G. Ingersoll
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