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preterist

[pret-er-ist]Theology
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noun
  1. a person who maintains that the prophecies in the Apocalypse have already been fulfilled.Compare futurist(def 2), presentist.
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adjective
  1. of or relating to the preterists.
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Origin of preterist

First recorded in 1960–65; preter- + -ist
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Word Origin and History for preterist

n.

"one who favors the past," 1864 (as a theological term from 1843, "one who holds that the Apocalyptic prophecies have begun to be fulfilled"), from preter- + -ist.

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