Definition of Pluralist

1. Noun. A cleric who holds more than one benefice at a time.

Generic synonyms: Churchman, Cleric, Divine, Ecclesiastic
Derivative terms: Pluralism



2. Noun. A philosopher who believes that no single explanation can account for all the phenomena of nature.
Generic synonyms: Philosopher
Derivative terms: Pluralism

3. Noun. Someone who believes that distinct ethnic or cultural or religious groups can exist together in society.
Generic synonyms: Liberal, Liberalist, Progressive
Derivative terms: Pluralism

Definition of Pluralist

1. n. A clerk or clergyman who holds more than one ecclesiastical benefice.

Definition of Pluralist

1. Noun. A person who holds multiple offices, especially a clergyman who holds more than one ecclesiastical benefice. ¹

2. Noun. An advocate of pluralism (in all senses) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pluralist

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Pluralist

1. A clerk or clergyman who holds more than one ecclesiastical benefice. "Of the parochial clergy, a large proportion were pluralists." (Macaulay) Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Pluralist

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1. The Confessions of an English Opium-eater by Thomas De Quincey (1913)
"... a leading Don at Oxford—in short, a splendid pluralist, armed with diocesan thunder and lightning—would never stoop from his Jovian altitude to notice ..."

2. Modern Hagiology: An Examination of the Nature and Tendency of Some by John Clarke Crosthwaite, John Henry Newman, Edward Bouverie Pusey, Frederick Oakeley (1846)
"Wilfrid, he would tell us, " was become a great pluralist, and had engrossed into his hands too many ecclesiastical dignities. The king and the church of ..."

3. The Dublin University Magazine: A Literary and Political Journal (1835)
"... OF A DECEASED pluralist. IT was the last week in April, my leave of absence had expired, and I was hurrying to the village of —— to join a detachment of ..."

4. The Lives of the Lords Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal of England by John Campbell Campbell (1851)
"If Maunsel did not reach the mitre, he was a considerable pluralist, as he is computed to have held at once 700 ecclesiastical livings, having, I presume, ..."

5. A Century of Anecdote from 1760-1860 by John Timbs (1864)
"A pluralist IN OFFICE. Hutchinson's rapacity for office was insatiate. He was in possession of many posts, some sinecures, and all lucrative, ..."

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