Definition for AN'GEL-ITES


in Church history, so called from Angelicum in Alexandria, where they held their first meetings; a sect of heretics near the close of the 5th century, who held the persons of the Trinity not to be the same, nor to exist by their own nature; but each to be a God, existing by participating of a deity common to them all. They are called also Severites, from Severus, their head; and Theodosians, from one Theodosius, whom they made their Pope. – Encyc.

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