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 for Christian
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Christian \Chris"tian\, a.
     1. Pertaining to Christ or his religion; as, Christian
        people.
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     3. Pertaining to the church; ecclesiastical; as, a Christian
        court. --Blackstone.
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     4. Characteristic of Christian people; civilized; kind;
        kindly; gentle; beneficent.
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              The graceful tact; the Christian art. --Tennyson.
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     Christian Commission. See under Commission.
  
     Christian court. Same as Ecclesiastical court.
  
     Christian Endeavor, Young People's Society of. In various
        Protestant churches, a society of young people organized
        in each individual church to do Christian work; also, the
        whole body of such organizations, which are united in a
        corporation called the United Society of Christian
        Endeavor, organized in 1885. The parent society was
        founded in 1881 at Portland, Maine, by Rev. Francis E.
        Clark, a Congregational minister. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  
     Christian era, the present era, commencing with the birth
        of Christ. It is supposed that owing to an error of a monk
        (Dionysius Exiguus, d. about 556) employed to calculate
        the era, its commencement was fixed three or four years
        too late, so that 1890 should be 1893 or 1894.
  
     Christian name, the name given in baptism, as distinct from
        the family name, or surname.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Christian \Chris"tian\, n. [L. christianus, Gr. ?; cf. AS.
     cristen. See Christ.]
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     1. One who believes, or professes or is assumed to believe,
        in Jesus Christ, and the truth as taught by Him;
        especially, one whose inward and outward life is conformed
        to the doctrines of Christ.
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              The disciples were called Christians first in
              Antioch.                              --Acts xi. 26.
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     2. One born in a Christian country or of Christian parents,
        and who has not definitely becomes an adherent of an
        opposing system.
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     3. (Eccl.)
        (a) One of a Christian denomination which rejects human
            creeds as bases of fellowship, and sectarian names.
            They are congregational in church government, and
            baptize by immersion. They are also called Disciples
            of Christ, and Campbellites.
        (b) One of a sect (called Christian Connection) of
            open-communion immersionists. The Bible is their only
            authoritative rule of faith and practice.
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     Note: In this sense, often pronounced, but not by the members
           of the sects, kr[imac]s"chan.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Christian
      adj 1: relating to or characteristic of Christianity; "Christian
             rites"
      2: following the teachings or manifesting the qualities or
         spirit of Jesus Christ [ant: unchristian]
      n 1: a religious person who believes Jesus is the Christ and who
           is a member of a Christian denomination

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  166 Moby Thesaurus words for "Christian":
     Christianlike, Christianly, Christlike, Christly, God-fearing man,
     Nazarene, Nazarite, accepted, accepter, adoring, affectionate,
     approved, authentic, authoritative, becoming, befitting, believer,
     believing, benign, benignant, blameless, brotherly, burgher,
     canonical, catechumen, churchgoer, churchite, churchman, civilized,
     clean, communicant, compassionate, conventional, convert, correct,
     creditable, cultish, cultist, cultistic, customary,
     daily communicant, decent, devoted, devotee, devotionalist, devout,
     disciple, done, dutiful, erect, estimable, ethical, evangelical,
     exemplary citizen, fair, faithful, fanatic, firm, follower,
     fraternal, full of integrity, good, good Christian, good citizen,
     good neighbor, gracious, high-minded, high-principled,
     highly respectable, honest, honorable, human, humane, immaculate,
     inviolate, irreproachable, just, kind, kindhearted, kindly,
     kindly-disposed, law-abiding, law-loving, law-revering, literal,
     loving, manly, moral, neophyte, nice, noble, of the faith,
     orthodox, orthodoxical, pietist, pietistic, pillar of society,
     pious, prayerful, principled, proper, proselyte, pure, received,
     receiver, religionist, religious, reputable, respectable,
     respectable citizen, reverent, reverential, right, right-minded,
     righteous, saint, scriptural, seemly, softhearted, solemn, sound,
     spotless, stainless, standard, sterling, sympathetic, sympathizing,
     tender, tenderhearted, textual, theist, theistic, traditional,
     traditionalistic, true, true Christian, true-blue, true-dealing,
     true-devoted, true-disposing, true-souled, true-spirited,
     truehearted, truster, unblemished, uncorrupt, uncorrupted,
     undefiled, unimpeachable, unspotted, unstained, unsullied,
     untarnished, upright, uprighteous, upstanding, venerational,
     venerative, virtuous, votary, warm, warmhearted, worshipful,
     worthy, yeomanly, zealot
  
  

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Christian
     the name given by the Greeks or Romans, probably in reproach, to
     the followers of Jesus. It was first used at Antioch. The names
     by which the disciples were known among themselves were
     "brethren," "the faithful," "elect," "saints," "believers." But
     as distinguishing them from the multitude without, the name
     "Christian" came into use, and was universally accepted. This
     name occurs but three times in the New Testament (Acts 11:26;
     26:28; 1 Pet. 4:16).
     

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  CHRISTIAN, n.  One who believes that the New Testament is a divinely
  inspired book admirably suited to the spiritual needs of his neighbor. 
  One who follows the teachings of Christ in so far as they are not
  inconsistent with a life of sin.
  
      I dreamed I stood upon a hill, and, lo!
      The godly multitudes walked to and fro
      Beneath, in Sabbath garments fitly clad,
      With pious mien, appropriately sad,
      While all the church bells made a solemn din --
      A fire-alarm to those who lived in sin.
      Then saw I gazing thoughtfully below,
      With tranquil face, upon that holy show
      A tall, spare figure in a robe of white,
      Whose eyes diffused a melancholy light.
      "God keep you, strange," I exclaimed.  "You are
      No doubt (your habit shows it) from afar;
      And yet I entertain the hope that you,
      Like these good people, are a Christian too."
      He raised his eyes and with a look so stern
      It made me with a thousand blushes burn
      Replied -- his manner with disdain was spiced:
      "What!  I a Christian?  No, indeed!  I'm Christ."
                                                                    G.J.
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Christian -- U.S. County in Kentucky
     Population (2000):    72265
     Housing Units (2000): 27182
     Land area (2000):     721.315034 sq. miles (1868.197282 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    2.692520 sq. miles (6.973595 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    724.007554 sq. miles (1875.170877 sq. km)
     Located within:       Kentucky (KY), FIPS 21
     Location:             36.854445 N, 87.481989 W
     Headwords:
      Christian
      Christian, KY
      Christian County
      Christian County, KY
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Christian -- U.S. County in Illinois
     Population (2000):    35372
     Housing Units (2000): 14992
     Land area (2000):     709.061090 sq. miles (1836.459714 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    6.653531 sq. miles (17.232565 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    715.714621 sq. miles (1853.692279 sq. km)
     Located within:       Illinois (IL), FIPS 17
     Location:             39.528077 N, 89.262544 W
     Headwords:
      Christian
      Christian, IL
      Christian County
      Christian County, IL
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Christian -- U.S. County in Missouri
     Population (2000):    54285
     Housing Units (2000): 21827
     Land area (2000):     563.160776 sq. miles (1458.579651 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.889574 sq. miles (2.303985 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    564.050350 sq. miles (1460.883636 sq. km)
     Located within:       Missouri (MO), FIPS 29
     Location:             37.015357 N, 93.236723 W
     Headwords:
      Christian
      Christian, MO
      Christian County
      Christian County, MO
  

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