Definition of Tractarian

1. Noun. A follower of Tractarianism and supporter of the Oxford movement (which was expounded in pamphlets called 'Tracts for the Times').

Generic synonyms: Christian



Definition of Tractarian

1. n. One of the writers of the Oxford tracts, called "Tracts for the Times," issued during the period 1833-1841, in which series of papers the sacramental system and authority of the Church, and the value of tradition, were brought into prominence. Also, a member of the High Church party, holding generally the principles of the Tractarian writers; a Puseyite.

2. a. Of or pertaining to the Tractarians, or their principles.

Definition of Tractarian

1. Noun. A member of the Oxford movement. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Literary usage of Tractarian

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1. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Ernest Alfred Benians, George Walter Prothero, Sir Adolphus William Ward (1909)
"Two of the great events in the religious history of the nineteenth century fell within the first four years of Peel's ministry — the tractarian crisis and ..."

2. A History of England from the Conclusion of the Great War in 1815 by Spencer Walpole (1912)
"... be removed if the student will compare the history of the ten years' conflict in Scotland with the history of the tractarian reaction in England. ..."

3. The Secret History of the Oxford Movement by Walter Walsh (1899)
"... Testimony as to tractarian evasions and trickery. 'Tr^HE late Cardinal Newman, the first leader of the J^ tractarians, has stated in his Apologia that ..."

4. The Secret History of the Oxford Movement by Walter Walsh (1899)
"... Testimony as to tractarian evasions and trickery. *" I ^HE late Cardinal Newman, the first leader of the J_ tractarians, has stated in his Apologia that ..."

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