Meaning of Christian IX

Chris•tian

Pronunciation: (kris'chun), [key]
— adj.
  1. of, pertaining to, or derived from Jesus Christ or His teachings: a Christian faith.
  2. of, pertaining to, believing in, or belonging to the religion based on the teachings of Jesus Christ: Spain is a Christian country.
  3. of or pertaining to Christians: many Christian deaths in the Crusades.
  4. exhibiting a spirit proper to a follower of Jesus Christ; Christlike: She displayed true Christian charity.
  5. decent; respectable: They gave him a good Christian burial.
  6. human; not brutal; humane: Such behavior isn't Christian.
—n.
  1. a person who believes in Jesus Christ; adherent of Christianity.
  2. a person who exemplifies in his or her life the teachings of Christ: He died like a true Christian.
  3. a member of any of certain Protestant churches, as the Disciples of Christ and the Plymouth Brethren.
  4. the hero of Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress.
  5. a male given name.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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