Nestorian Nes*to"ri*an, a. 1. Of or relating to the Nestorians. [1913 Webster]

2. Relating to, or resembling, Nestor, the aged warrior and counselor mentioned by Homer; hence, wise; experienced; aged; as, Nestorian caution. [1913 Webster]

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