Definition of Genevan in English:


Pronunciation /dʒɪˈniːvn/


  • A native or inhabitant of Geneva; (in early use) specifically a Calvinist reformer from Geneva; (more generally) any Calvinist (now historical and rare).


  • Of, belonging to, or characteristic of Geneva; specifically of or relating to the religious doctrines and practices which were introduced by John Calvin in Geneva; Calvinistic.


Late 16th century; earliest use found in Richard Bancroft (bap. 1544, d. 1610), archbishop of Canterbury. From the name of Geneva + -an. Compare earlier Genevian, Genevian.