- Existence from eternity equally with another eternal being; equal eternity.
- 1714, Bp George Bull, Some Important Points of Primitive Chriſtianity Maintained and Defended (2nd ed.), volume III, discourse IV: “The Conſubſtantiality and Coeternity of the Son of God with God the Father, Aſſerted; or ſome few Animadverſions on a Treatiſe of Mr. Gilbert Clerke, entituled Anteniceniſmus, ſo far as the ſaid Author pretends to anſwer Dr. George Bull’s Defenſe of the Nicene Faith, &c.”,
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(See the entry for coeternity in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)