1Relating to or characteristic of the rule of Herod the Great or his successors of the same name.
- ‘the Herodian dynasty’
2Relating to or denoting the Herodians, a biblical Jewish sect.
- ‘a Herodian soldier’
(in the New Testament) a member of a Jewish sect associated with the Pharisees in opposition to Jesus, and assumed to be supporters of Herod the Great's dynasty.
- ‘the Herodians joined with the Pharisees’