Definitions of Nicene

  1. Of or pertaining to Nice, a town of Asia Minor, or to the ecumenial council held there A. D. 325. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. Pertaining to the town of Nice or Nicaea, in Asia Minor, esp. in reference to an ecumenical council held there in 325, at which was drawn up a confession of faith, out of which the present Nicene Creed has grown. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. Pertaining to Nice, a town of Asia Minor, where the first and most important general council of the Christian Church was held, A.D. 325. The Nicene Creed, an early statement of Christian doctrine, so called because it was adopted at this council. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  4. Pert. to the town of Nice or Nicaea, in Asia Minor; denoting a celebrated council held there, A.D. 325. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  5. n[=i]'s[=e]n, adj. pertaining to the town of Nice or Nicæa, in Bithynia, Asia Minor, where an ecumenical council was held in 325 for the purpose of defining the questions raised in the Arian controversy--it promulgated the Nicene Creed. A second council, the seventh general council, held here in 787, condemned the Iconoclasts. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  6. Of Nicaea (first& second N. councils, held A. D. 325, 787, to settle the Arian controversy& the question of images; N. Creed, formal statement of Christian belief based on that adopted at first N. council). [late Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary

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