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Salvationist

[sal-vey-shuh-nist] /sælˈveɪ ʃə nɪst/
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
1880-1885
First recorded in 1880-85; salvation + -ist
Related forms
salvationism, 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
  • In a moment the Salvationist knelt upon the stones, and kissed the battered face of the poor wanderer.

    Our Master Bramwell Booth
  • They were very grateful for the trust reposed in them by the Salvationist.

    The War Romance of the Salvation Army Evangeline Booth and Grace Livingston Hill
  • But even that one can grin and bear when one remembers that the Salvationist bandsmen are but a sort of melancholy herald angels.

  • He went to his bachelor rooms, knelt down, and prayed to be made like a Salvationist.

  • It is as much or more than the other sensational, democratic, and (I use the word in a sound and good sense) Salvationist.

    A Miscellany of Men G. K. Chesterton
British Dictionary definitions for Salvationist

salvationist

/sælˈveɪʃənɪst/
noun
1.
a member of an evangelical sect emphasizing the doctrine of salvation
2.
(often capital) a member of the Salvation Army
adjective
3.
stressing the doctrine of salvation
4.
(often capital) of or relating to the Salvation Army
Derived Forms
salvationism, noun
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