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English definition of “Christian”

Christian

noun [C]  /ˈkrɪs·tʃən/ us  
a person who follows or belongs to a religion based on the worship of one God and the teachings of Jesus Christ as described in the Bible: The Roman Catholic Church is the largest of the Christian churches.

Christian

adjective [not gradable]  /ˈkrɪs·tʃən/ us  
following or belonging to the Christian religion If you describe a person or a person’s actions as Christian, you mean that he or she acts according to Christian principles of goodness and kindness toward others: It wasn’t very Christian of you to make him walk home in this rain.
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