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noun (often initial capital letter)
  1. one of the authors (Matthew, Mark, or Luke) of the synoptic Gospels.
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Origin of synoptist

First recorded in 1855–60; synopt(ic) + -ist
Related formssyn·op·tis·tic, adjective
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Examples from the Web for synoptist

Historical Examples

  • The first Synoptist, however, has further marvels to relate.

    Supernatural Religion, Vol. III. (of III)

    Walter Richard Cassels

  • The Synoptist who is so lavish in his use of miraculous agency naturally sees no incongruity here.

  • The third Synoptist, however, as we have incidentally shown, gives an account of the Ascension.

  • The third Synoptist, in the course of some years, even contradicts himself.