monophysite


monophysite

noun Theology.

  1. a person who maintains that Christ has one nature, partly divine and partly human.

noun

  1. a person who holds that there is only one nature in the person of Christ, which is primarily divine with human attributes

adjective

  1. of or relating to this belief

1690s, from Church Latin Monophysita, from Greek monophysites, from monos “single, alone” (see mono-) + physis “nature” (see physics). Christian (regarded in the West as a heretic) who believes there is only one nature in the person of Jesus Christ. Now comprising Coptic, Armenian, Abyssinian and Jacobite churches.

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