Definition of Julian

1. Noun. Roman Emperor and nephew of Constantine; he restored paganism as the official religion of the Roman Empire and destroyed Christian temples but his decision was reversed after his death (331?-363).

2. Adjective. Of or relating to or characteristic of Julius Caesar. "The Julian calendar"
Partainyms: Julius Caesar
Derivative terms: Julius Caesar

Definition of Julian

1. a. Relating to, or derived from, Julius Cæsar.

Definition of Julian

1. Proper noun. The Roman emperor ''Flavius Claudius Julianus'' or Julian the Apostate. ¹

2. Proper noun. (given name male from=Latin) derived, via Julianus from Julius ¹

3. Proper noun. (given name female from=Latin) derived from Juliana. It was popular in medieval England but today mostly appears in the form Gillian. ¹

4. Adjective. of, or relating to Julius Caesar ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Julian

Jules Alfred Huot de Goncourt
Jules Feifer
Jules Verne
Jules de Goncourt
Julia Evelina Smith
Julia Ward Howe
Julia set
Julia sets
Julian (current term)
Julian Bond
Julian calendar
Julian date
Julian year
Julian years
Juliet cap

Literary usage of Julian

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1. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1901)
"letter was afterwards read, in which the emperor arraigned the ingratitude of Julian, whom he had invested with the honours of the purple-; ..."

2. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon, Henry Hart Milman (1899)
"The senate was commanded to assemble ; and those who had been the distinguished friends of Pertinax, or the personal enemies of Julian, found it necessary ..."

3. The Cambridge Medieval History by John Bagnell Bury, James Pounder Whitney (1913)
"He believes that, even granting that Roderick did commit this offence, it had no connexion with the help given by Julian to the Arabs. ..."

4. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1910)
"How he had been won over to Pelagianism is unknown, but it would seem that his 7. Julian of studies in Cicero and his Stoic and ..."

5. A Source Book for Ancient Church History: From the Apostolic Age to the by Joseph Cullen Ayer (1913)
"Julian THE APOSTATE The reign of Julian the Apostate (361-363) is important ... Julian attempted to inject into a purified heathenism those elements in the ..."

6. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"At the .accession of each pontiff Julian sought to have the Pelagian controversy re^-opened, ... By reason of this Julian was expelled from Constantinople. ..."

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