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Salvationist

[sal-vey-shuh-nist]
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noun
  1. a member of the Salvation Army.
  2. (lowercase) a person who preaches salvation, deliverance from sin, etc., and the means of obtaining it; evangelist.

Origin of Salvationist

First recorded in 1880–85; salvation + -ist
Related formssal·va·tion·ism, noun
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Examples from the Web for salvationist

Historical Examples

  • The only sort of officer he ought to carry is a Salvationist!'

    The Talking Horse

    F. Anstey

  • The charnel houses of iniquity must ever be the workshops of the Salvationist.

    Our Master

    Bramwell Booth

  • An old soldier came down from the front and a Salvationist asked him if he knew the Little Major.

    The War Romance of the Salvation Army

    Evangeline Booth and Grace Livingston Hill

  • The Salvationist told him the only suitable place in the town was that used by him as a garage.

    The War Romance of the Salvation Army

    Evangeline Booth and Grace Livingston Hill

  • Sometimes they try to get me to smoke or go and have a glass of beer with them, but I tell them that I am a Salvationist.

    The War Romance of the Salvation Army

    Evangeline Booth and Grace Livingston Hill


British Dictionary definitions for salvationist

salvationist

noun
  1. a member of an evangelical sect emphasizing the doctrine of salvation
  2. (often capital) a member of the Salvation Army
adjective
  1. stressing the doctrine of salvation
  2. (often capital) of or relating to the Salvation Army
Derived Formssalvationism, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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