Partialist

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Partialist (Theol) One who holds that the atonement was made only for a part of mankind, that is, for the elect.
    • Partialist One who is partial.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n partialist One who is partial.
    • n partialist In theology, one who holds that the atonement was made for only a part of mankind.
    • n partialist One whose views are partial; one who knows or sees only a part of anything.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Partialist one who holds that the atonement of Christ was made only for a part of mankind
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—Low L. partialis—L. pars, a part.

Usage

In literature:

Is it that every man believes every other to be an incurable partialist, and himself a universalist?
"Essays, Second Series" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
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