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Origin of revivalist

First recorded in 1810–20; revival + -ist
Related formsre·viv·al·is·tic, adjectivenon·re·viv·al·ist, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for revivalist


  1. a person who holds, promotes, or presides over religious revivals
  2. a person who revives customs, institutions, ideas, etc
  1. of, relating to, or characterizing revivalism or religious revivalsa revivalist meeting
Derived Formsrevivalistic, adjective
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