Meaning of Laudian


Pronunciation: (lô'dē-un), [key]
— adj.
  1. of or pertaining to Archbishop Laud or his beliefs, esp. that the Church of England preserves more fully than the Roman Catholic Church the faith and practices of the primitive church and that kings rule by divine right.
  2. noting or pertaining to a style of English Gothic architecture of the early 17th century, characterized by a mixture of medieval and Renaissance motifs, attributed to the influence of the policies of Archbishop Laud.
  1. a supporter of Archbishop Laud or of Laudianism.
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