Definition of Bellarmine

1. Noun. Italian cardinal and theologian (1542-1621).

2. Noun. A stoneware drinking jug with a long neck; decorated with a caricature of Cardinal Bellarmine (17th century).
Exact synonyms: Greybeard, Long-beard, Longbeard
Generic synonyms: Jug

Definition of Bellarmine

1. n. A stoneware jug of a pattern originated in the neighborhood of Cologne, Germany, in the 16th century. It has a bearded face or mask supposed to represent Cardinal Bellarmine, a leader in the Roman Catholic Counter Reformation, following the Reformation; -- called also graybeard, longbeard.

Lexicographical Neighbors of Bellarmine

bell tent
bell the cat
bell toad
bell tower
bell towers
bella sombra
belladonna alkaloid
belladonna alkaloids
belladonna extract
belladonna lily
belladonna ophthalmologic
belladonna tincture
bellarmine (current term)
bellbottom trousers

Literary usage of Bellarmine

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Reformation by George Park Fisher (1906)
"bellarmine adopted the figure which had been used by Thomas Aquinas to define ... bellarmine affirmed only an indirect control on the part of the Pope over ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"bellarmine says that such prayers avail with God because of merit already acquired "Solum impétrant ex meritis ..."

3. English Writers: An Attempt Towards a History of English Literature by Henry Morley, William Hall Griffin (1895)
"When bellarmine replied in the name « " EW," viii. 288. t " EW,r ix. 17, 54, 62. { " EW," xi. 8j. ..."

4. Galileo Galilei and the Roman Curia by Karl von Gebler (1879)
"Admonition by bellarmine, and assumed Absolute Prohibition to treat of the Coper- nican Doctrines. ... Testimony of bellarmine in his favour.—Conclusions. ..."

5. The Reformation by George Park Fisher (1896)
"bellarmine affirmed only an indirect control on the part of the Pope over the temporal power. The Pope does not immediately legislate in temporal affairs. ..."

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