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Metaphysical meaning of Tertullus (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Tertullus (mbd)
Tertullus, ter-tul'-lus (Lat.)--diminutive of Tertius; little third; minor third.

An "orator" who came with Ananias and certain elders of the Jews to inform the Roman governor at Cæsarea against Paul (Acts 24:1).

Meta. Expression in an outer, sense way, and incited by the outer, established religious ideas of the intellect in man (diminutive of Tertius, little third, minor third, one who came with the elders of the Jews to testify against Paul; see TERTIUS).

Preceding Entry: Tertius
Following Entry: Tetrarch