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Ancestorial An`ces*to"ri*al, a.
Ancestorially An`ces*to"ri*al*ly, adv.
With regard to ancestors.
Byzantine historiansByzantine By*zan"tine (b[i^]*z[a^]n"t[i^]n), a.
Of or pertaining to Byzantium. -- n. A native or inhabitant
of Byzantium, now Constantinople; sometimes, applied to an
inhabitant of the modern city of Constantinople. [ Written
Byzantine church, the Eastern or Greek church, as
distinguished from the Western or Roman or Latin church.
See under Greek.
Byzantine empire, the Eastern Roman or Greek empire from a.
d. 364 or a. d. 395 to the capture of Constantinople by
the Turks, a. d. 1453.
Byzantine historians, historians and writers (Zonaras,
Procopius, etc.) who lived in the Byzantine empire. --P.
Byzantine style (Arch.), a style of architecture developed
in the Byzantine empire.
Note: Its leading forms are the round arch, the dome, the
pillar, the circle, and the cross. The capitals of the
pillars are of endless variety, and full of invention.
The mosque of St. Sophia, Constantinople, and the
church of St. Mark, Venice, are prominent examples of
Consistorial Con`sis*to"ri*al, a. [Cf. F. consistorial.]
Of or pertaining to a consistory. ``Consistorial laws.'
--Hooker. ``Consistorial courts.' --Bp. Hoadley.
Consistorian Con`sis*to"rian, a.
Pertaining to a Presbyterian consistory; -- a contemptuous
term of 17th century controversy.
You fall next on the consistorian schismatics; for so
you call Presbyterians. --Milton.
HaustoriaHaustorium Haus*to"ri*um, n.; pl. Haustoria. [LL., a well,
fr. L. haurire, haustum, to drink.] (Bot.)
One of the suckerlike rootlets of such plants as the dodder
and ivy. --R. Brown.
Historial His*to"ri*al, a. [L. historialis: cf. F. historial.]
Historical. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
Historian His*to"ri*an, n. [F. historien.]
1. A writer of history; a chronicler; an annalist.
Even the historian takes great liberties with facts.
2. One versed or well informed in history.
Great captains should be good historians. --South.
NestorianNestorian Nes*to"ri*an, n. (Eccl. Hist.)
An adherent of Nestorius, patriarch of Constantinople to the
fifth century, who has condemned as a heretic for maintaining
that the divine and the human natures were not merged into
one nature in Christ (who was God in man), and, hence, that
it was improper to call Mary the mother of Christ; also, one
of the sect established by the followers of Nestorius in
Persia, india, and other Oriental countries, and still in
existence. opposed to Eutychian.
Nestorian Nes*to"ri*an, a.
1. Of or relating to the Nestorians.
2. relating to, or resembling, Nestor, the aged warior and
counselor mentioned by Homer; hence, wise; experienced;
aged; as, Nestorian caution.
Nestorianism Nes*to"ri*an*ism, n.
The doctrines of the nestorian Christians, or of Nestorius.
Storial Sto"ri*al, a.
Historical. [Obs.] --Chaucer.