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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Abelian  \A*bel"i*an\,  Abelite  \A"bel*ite\,  Abelonian 
  \A`bel*o"ni*an\,  n.  (Eccl.  Hist.) 
  One  of  a  sect  in  Africa  (4th  century),  mentioned  by  St 
  Augustine,  who  states  that  they  married,  but  lived  in 
  continence,  after  the  manner,  as  they  pretended,  of  Abel.