- Swedenborgian 1791, for Emanuel Svedberg, Swedish mystic and religious philosopher (1668-1772). His followers organized 1788 as The New Church.
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Swedenborgian — Swe den*bor gi*an, n. One who holds the doctrines of the New Jerusalem church, as taught by Emanuel Swedenborg, a Swedish philosopher and religious writer, who was born a. d. 1688 and died 1772. Swedenborg claimed to have intercourse with the… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Swedenborgian — Swe den*bor gi*an, a. Of or pertaining to Swedenborg or his views. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Swedenborgian — [swēd΄ n bôr′jē ən, swēd΄ n bôr′gēən] n. any of the followers of Swedenborg; specif., any member of his Church of the New Jerusalem adj. of Swedenborg, his doctrines, or his followers Swedenborgianism n. Swedenborgism [swēd΄ nbôr΄giz΄əm] … English World dictionary
Swedenborgian — adjective Date: 1807 of or relating to the teachings of Emanuel Swedenborg or the Church of the New Jerusalem based on his teachings • Swedenborgian noun • Swedenborgianism noun … New Collegiate Dictionary
Swedenborgian — Swedenborgianism, Swedenborgism, n. /sweed n bawr jee euhn, gee /, adj. 1. of or pertaining to Emanuel Swedenborg, his religious doctrines, or the body of followers adhering to these doctrines and constituting the Church of the New Jerusalem, or… … Universalium
Swedenborgian — adjective Of or pertaining to (born Emanuel Swedberg in 1688), Swedish scientist, philosopher, Christian mystic and theologian … Wiktionary
Swedenborgian — n. follower or believer in the religious doctrines of Emanuel Swedenborg adj. of or pertaining to Emanuel Swedenborg; of or pertaining to the religious doctrines of Emanuel Swedenborg … English contemporary dictionary
swedenborgian — swe·den·bor·gian … English syllables
Swedenborgian — Swe•den•bor•gi•an [[t]ˌswid nˈbɔr dʒi ən, gi [/t]] adj. 1) rel of or pertaining to Emanuel Swedenborg, his religious doctrines, or the body of followers adhering to these doctrines and constituting the New Jerusalem Church 2) rel a believer in… … From formal English to slang
Swedenborgian — /swidnˈbɔgiən/ (say sweedn bawgeeuhn) adjective 1. relating to Emanuel Swedenborg, or to his religious doctrines, or to the body of followers adhering to these doctrines and constituting the General Church of the New Jerusalem, or New Church.… … Australian English dictionary