• WordNet 3.6
    • n pluralist someone who believes that distinct ethnic or cultural or religious groups can exist together in society
    • n pluralist a philosopher who believes that no single explanation can account for all the phenomena of nature
    • n pluralist a cleric who holds more than one benefice at a time
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Pluralist (Eccl) A clerk or clergyman who holds more than one ecclesiastical benefice. "Of the parochial clergy, a large proportion were pluralists ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pluralist A clergyman who holds at the same time two or more ecclesiastical benefices.
    • n pluralist An advocate of the theory that the human races have developed from a number of ancestral forms: opposed to monogenist.
    • n pluralist In general, one who recognizes a plurality, as of causes, reals, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Pluralist one who holds more than one office at one time
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. pluralisplus, pluris, more.


In literature:

By Jingo, what a pluralist!
"The Crystal Stopper" by Maurice LeBlanc
The former was one of those employees who are called, in the government offices, pluralists.
"The Lesser Bourgeoisie" by Honore de Balzac
Of the parochial clergy a large proportion were pluralists and resided at a distance from their cures.
"The History of England from the Accession of James II." by Thomas Babington Macaulay
In fine, hail to an irreproachable pluralist.
"The Thirteen" by Honore de Balzac
His hand was like iron upon the plunderers, the pluralists, the fraudulent officials, gorged with their ill-gotten booty.
"The Story Of Ireland" by Emily Lawless
This is a pluralistic universe.
"Crime: Its Cause and Treatment" by Clarence Darrow
T. also appears to have been incumbent of Teddington, or perhaps more probably, curate to a pluralist incumbent.
"A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature" by John W. Cousin
Pluralities also he denounced, and some of the exiles had been pluralists.
"John Knox and the Reformation" by Andrew Lang
He was a pluralist without conscience.
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
The catholic, however, was neither monist nor pluralist.
"Monophysitism Past and Present" by A. A. Luce
He was one of the last pluralists, and many stories were told about him.
"My Autobiography" by F. Max Müller
But the clergy are pluralists, and as many as five parishes are often united under a single incumbent.
"The History of Freedom" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
I derive a very comfortable income from my various offices, and I am a pluralist.
"An Englishman in Paris" by Albert D. (Albert Dresden) Vandam
I myself read humanism theistically and pluralistically.
"Essays in Radical Empiricism" by William James
He became one of the greatest pluralists on record.
"Richard III: His Life & Character" by Clements R. Markham
To "preach, fight, and mend a musket" seems to have been too much for this medical pluralist.
"The Adventures of John Jewitt" by John Rodgers Jewitt
He was a vehement opposer of pluralists until he became himself a pluralist.
"The Commercial Restraints of Ireland" by John Hely Hutchinson
The universe is become pluralistic, sentimental pantheism is in the air.
"Unicorns" by James Huneker
The connexion between Jesus and tin may seem obvious to such as know anything of bishops and pluralists, pious bankers and traders.
"Satires And Profanities" by James Thomson and G. W. Foote
The modern pluralist as described by Ward is a "pampsychist"; he believes that all existence is soul-like.
"The Christian Faith Under Modern Searchlights" by William Hallock Johnson

In news:

Palestinian officials foresee secular, pluralistic state.
Fractured, Pluralist 'Visions from the New California'.
In response to the idea that the American melting pot would erase cultural differences, they instead advocated a pluralist America that would accommodate a thriving Jewish culture and bring Jewishness into mainstream American life.
Natural Law in a Pluralistic Society.
Sizer 's pluralistic vision of the American high school helped shape the national discourse on education and revise decades-old ideas of what a school should be.
Israel is moving towards a more pluralistic Judaism.
The relationship between architecture and politics has never been an easy one to define in a pluralistic society.
Again, the Israel bashers are heaping their hatred on the only truly democratic and pluralistic nation in the Middle East.
Today, Egyptians can only hope that their own revolution -- begun with such great hopes for a pluralist civil society endowed with rights for all -- doesn't become a case in point.
The Faith DivideEboo Patel blogs on tensions between religious pluralists and religious totalitarians.
Palestinian officials foresee secular , pluralistic state.
Turkey is a secular pluralist democracy under the rule of law.

In science:

The monisitc conception of a geometry is compared with pluralistic conceptions of a geometry, where there are several independent fundamental geometrical quantities. A generalization of a pluralistic conception of the proper Euclidean geometry appears to be inconsistent, if the generalized geometry is inhomogeneous.
Monistic conception of geometry
The pluralistic conception is a conception, containing several fundamental quantities, which may be independent.
Monistic conception of geometry
In general, a monistic conception can be considered as a pluralistic conception.
Monistic conception of geometry
It is sufficient to declare, that some derivative quantities of monistic conception are fundamental quantities of a pluralistic conception.
Monistic conception of geometry
It is necessary for such a consideration, that there are proper connections between fundamental quantities of the pluralistic conception.
Monistic conception of geometry
Appearance of intermediate derivative concepts of the monistic conception makes the monistic conception to be a more complicated conception, than the preceding pluralistic conception.
Monistic conception of geometry
The problem of agreement between properties of different fundamental quantities in a pluralistic conception of geometry are formulated usually as a consistency of axioms of the geometry.
Monistic conception of geometry
As a result a pluralistic geometry appears to be inconsistent.
Monistic conception of geometry
For instance, the Riemannian geometry, which is constructed usually as a pluralistic conception, appears to be inconsistent.
Monistic conception of geometry
At such a generalization the original geometry is considered as a pluralistic conception of geometry, where there are several fundamental quantities: point, straight line, linear vector space, etc.
Monistic conception of geometry
Using the pluralistic approach in the transition from the proper Euclidean geometry to the Riemannian geometry, one thinks, that the one-dimensional character of straights in the Euclidean geometry is a property of any geometry.
Monistic conception of geometry
Such a solution of the vector equivalence problem corresponds to the pluralistic approach to geometry, when in the Riemannian geometry one may change properties of vectors in arbitrary way.
Monistic conception of geometry
At the pluralistic approach to the Riemannian geometry the world function σR , defined by the relation (2.1), appears to be derivative quantity, which depends on the shape of geodesics.
Monistic conception of geometry
At the pluralistic approach the geometry on the set Ω\Ω1 changes, in general, because the hole changes shape of several geodesics.
Monistic conception of geometry
It is also an inconsistency of the Riemannian geometry in the framework of the pluralistic approach.
Monistic conception of geometry