preterist

[ pret-er-ist ]
/ ˈprɛt ər ɪst /
Theology

noun

a person who maintains that the prophecies in the Apocalypse have already been fulfilled.Compare futurist(def 2), presentist.

adjective

of or relating to the preterists.

QUIZZES

HEED THE VOX POPULI, AND TAKE THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

Test your memory on these verbal firecrackers from the week of June 29 to July 5!
Question 1 of 7
anchorite

Origin of preterist

First recorded in 1960–65; preter- + -ist
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020