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presentist

[ prez-uhn-tist ]
/ ˈprɛz ən tɪst /
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noun Theology.

a person who maintains that the prophecies in the Apocalypse are now being fulfilled.Compare futurist, preterist (def. 1).

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Origin of presentist

First recorded in 1875–80; present1 + -ist
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