Meaning of Erastianism

E•ras•tian•ism

Pronunciation: (i-ras'chu-niz"um, -tē-u-niz"-), [key]
— n.
  1. the doctrine, advocated by Thomas Erastus, of the supremacy of the state over the church in ecclesiastical matters.
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