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presentist

[prez-uh n-tist] /ˈprɛz ən tɪst/
noun, Theology.
1.
a person who maintains that the prophecies in the Apocalypse are now being fulfilled.
Compare futurist, preterist (def 1).
Origin of presentist
1875-1880
First recorded in 1875-80; present1 + -ist
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