from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Tertullian A.D. 160?-230? Carthaginian theologian who converted to Christianity (c. 193), broke with the Catholic Church (c. 207), and formed his own schismatic sect. His writings greatly influenced Western theology.
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- proper n. a Roman cognomen, in particular borne by the Christian theologian Quintus Septimius Florens Tertullianus from Carthage
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- n. Carthaginian theologian whose writing influenced early Christian theology (160-230)
Anglicized from Latin Tertullianus. (Wiktionary)