Naz·a·rene (năz′ə-rēn, năzə-rēn′)
a. A native or inhabitant of Nazareth.
2. A member of a sect of early Christians of Jewish origin who retained many of the prescribed Jewish observances.
3. A member of an American Protestant denomination, the Church of the Nazarene, that follows many of the doctrines of early Methodism.
4. Used traditionally by Muslims to refer to a Christian or Westerner.
Of or relating to Nazareth or its inhabitants.
[Middle English, from Late Latin Nazarēnus, from Greek Nazarēnos, from Nazaret, Nazareth.]
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