Definition of Nicene

1. Adjective. Of or relating to the ancient city of Nicaea in Asia Minor.

Exact synonyms: Nicaean
Partainyms: Nicaea, Nicaea
Derivative terms: Nicaea

Definition of Nicene

1. a. Of or pertaining to Nice, a town of Asia Minor, or to the ecumenical council held there a. d. 325.

Definition of Nicene

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to Nicaea. ¹

2. Adjective. Of or pertaining to the First Council of Nicaea (A.D. 325) or the churches that profess the Nicene Creed, the formulation of which was started at this council. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nicene

Nican Tlaca
Nicandra physaloides
Nicaragua wood
Nicaraguan Sign Language
Nicaraguan capital
Nicaraguan monetary unit
Niccolo Machiavelli
Niccolo Paganini
Nicene (current term)
Nicene Creed
Nicene Faith
Nicholas I
Nicholas II
Nicholas Vachel Lindsay

Literary usage of Nicene

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1. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1909)
"8) tells that the council confined itself to affirming the Nicene faith after tho Macedonian bishops luid left; and the accounts of Sozomen (VII. vii. ..."

2. A History of the Christian Church by Williston Walker (1918)
"The conservatives were even more hostile to them than to the Nicene party. They would not say homoousios —of one substance—but they were willing to say ..."

3. Journal of Theological Studies by Oxford Journals (Oxford University Press) (1906)
"Further, this Creed is attributed in the majority Of MSS, in headings of varying form, to the Nicene Council. But a single glance suffices to shew that this ..."

4. New Englander and Yale Review by Edward Royall Tyler, William Lathrop Kingsley, George Park Fisher, Timothy Dwight (1890)
"introductions, and in the notes which are scattered over its voluminous pages. Not to speak here of the preceding series of Ante-Nicene Fathers, ..."

5. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"He also defended in a dignified way the Second Nicene Synod, ... 2) the Second Nicene Council. Charlemagne sent the acts of this synod to Rome, ..."

6. Pre-Malthusian Doctrines of Population: A Study in the History of Economic by Charles Emil Stangeland (1904)
"(a) The Ante-Nicene Fathers. Opinions seem to grow mbre and more severe, until they find their most extreme expression in the Nicene and Post-Nicene ..."

7. The True Intellectual System of the Universe: Wherein All the Reason and by Ralph Cudworth, Johann Lorenz Mosheim (1845)
"But I should by no means be disposed on that account to deny that the Nicene fathers held the Holy Ghost to be either a perton or a God. ..."

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