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preterist

[ pret-er-ist ]
/ ˈprɛt ər ɪst /
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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.

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QUIZ YOURSELF ON “THEIR,” “THERE,” AND “THEY’RE”

Are you aware how often people swap around “their,” “there,” and “they’re”? Prove you have more than a fair grasp over these commonly confused words.
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Which one of these commonly confused words can act as an adverb or a pronoun?

Origin of preterist

First recorded in 1960–65; preter- + -ist
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