(So*cin"i*an) a. Of or pertaining to Socinus, or the Socinians.
(So*cin"i*an), n. One of the followers of Socinus; a believer in Socinianism.
(So*cin"i*an*ism) n. (Eccl. Hist.) The tenets or doctrines of Faustus Socinus, an Italian
theologian of the sixteenth century, who denied the Trinity, the deity of Christ, the personality of the
Devil, the native and total depravity of man, the vicarious atonement, and the eternity of future punishment.
His theory was, that Christ was a man divinely commissioned, who had no existence before he was
conceived by the Virgin Mary; that human sin was the imitation of Adam's sin, and that human salvation
was the imitation and adoption of Christ's virtue; that the Bible was to be interpreted by human reason; and
that its language was metaphorical, and not to be taken literally.
(So*cin"i*an*ize) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Socinianized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Socinianizing ] To
cause to conform to Socinianism; to regulate by, or imbue with, the principles of Socinianism.
(So`ci*o*log"ic So`ci*o*log"ic*al) a. Of or pertaining to sociology, or social science. So`ci*o*log"ic*al*ly,
(So`ci*ol"o*gist) n. One who treats of, or devotes himself to, the study of sociology. J. S.
(So`ci*ol"o*gy) n. [L. socius a companion + -logy.] That branch of philosophy which treats
of the constitution, phenomena, and development of human society; social science. H. Spencer.
(Sock) n. [F. soc, LL. soccus, perhaps of Celtic origin.] A plowshare. Edin. Encyc.
(Sock), n. [OE. sock, AS. socc, fr. L. soccus a kind of low-heeled, light shoe. Cf. Sucket.]
1. The shoe worn by actors of comedy in ancient Greece and Rome, used as a symbol of comedy,
or of the comic drama, as distinguished from tragedy, which is symbolized by the buskin.
Great Fletcher never treads in buskin here,Dryden.
Nor greater Jonson dares in socks appear.
2. A knit or woven covering for the foot and lower leg; a stocking with a short leg.
3. A warm inner sole for a shoe. Simmonds.
(Sock*dol"a*ger) n. [A corruption of doxology.] [Written also sockdologer.]
1. That which finishes or ends a matter; a settler; a poser, as a heavy blow, a conclusive answer, and the
like. [Slang, U.S.]