[par-uh-lel-ist, -luh-list]


a person who seeks or makes a comparison.
an adherent of the metaphysical doctrine of parallelism.

Origin of parallelist

First recorded in 1785–95; parallel + -ist Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for parallelist

Historical Examples of parallelist

  • Let it be understood that I am here pointing out one of the forms, and that the most usual, of the parallelist theory.

  • On the one hand it includes the parallelist conception which we have recognised as effete.