Phil`a*del"phi*an (?), a. [Gr. filadelfia brotherly love, from fila`delfos brotherly; fi`los loved, loving, friendly + 'adelfo`s brother.]

Of or pertaining to Ptolemy Philadelphus, or to one of the cities named Philadelphia, esp. the modern city in Pennsylvania.


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Phil`a*del"phi*an, n.


A native or an inhabitant of Philadelphia.

2. Eccl. Hist.

One of a society of mystics of the seventeenth century, -- called also the Family of Love.



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