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From Latin adesse (to be present); ad + esse (to be).


Adessenarian (plural Adessenarians)

  1. (historical, chiefly in the plural) A believer in the real presence of Christ's body in the Eucharist, but not by transubstantiation.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for Adessenarian in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)