preterist

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n preterist a theologian who believes that the Scripture prophecies of the Apocalypse (the Book of Revelation) have already been fulfilled
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Preterist (Theol) One who believes the prophecies of the Apocalypse to have been already fulfilled.
    • Preterist One whose chief interest is in the past; one who regards the past with most pleasure or favor.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n preterist One whose chief interest is in the past; one who has regard principally to the past.
    • n preterist In theology, one who believes that the prophecies of the Apocalypse have already been nearly or entirely fulfilled.
    • preterist Relating to the preterists or their views.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Preterist one who holds the prophecies of the Apocalypse already fulfilled
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. preter-, + -ist,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. præterituspræter, beyond, īre, ītum, to go.