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Paulianists

A sect of heretics so called from Paulianus Samosatanus (Paul of Samosata), elected Bishop of Antioch in 262. He may be considered the father of the Socinians.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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