Of or pertaining to Galileo; as, the Galilean telescope. See Telescope.

1. A native or inhabitant of Galilee, the northern province of Palestine under the Romans.

2. One of the party among the Jews, who opposed the payment of tribute to the Romans; called also Gaulonite.

3. A Christian in general; used as a term of reproach by Mohammedans and Pagans.

(01 Mar 1998)