Naz`a*rene" (?), n. [L. Nazarenus, Gr. , fr. Nazareth.]
A native or inhabitant of Nazareth; -- a term of contempt applied to Christ and the early Christians.
2. Eccl. Hist.
One of a sect of Judaizing Christians in the first and second centuries, who observed the laws of Moses, and held to certain heresies.
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