Definition of Proselyte

1. Noun. A new convert; especially a gentile converted to Judaism.

Generic synonyms: Convert
Derivative terms: Proselytize



Definition of Proselyte

1. n. A new convert especially a convert to some religion or religious sect, or to some particular opinion, system, or party; thus, a Gentile converted to Judaism, or a pagan converted to Christianity, is a proselyte.

2. v. t. To convert to some religion, opinion, or system; to bring over.

Definition of Proselyte

1. Noun. One who has recently converted to a religion or doctrine, especially a gentile converted to Judaism. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To proselytize. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Proselyte

1. [v -LYTED, -LYTING, -LYTES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Proselyte

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Literary usage of Proselyte

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1. The Expository Times by James Hastings, Ann Wilson Hastings, Edward Hastings (1889)
"In the Old Testament the " stranger " (Heb. ger, Gr. " proselyte ") was simply a foreigner sojourning in Israel, and not at all what is usually understood ..."

2. English Synonyms Explained, in Alphabetical Order: With Copious by George Crabb (1818)
"proselyte, from the Greek ... without respect to the subject ; proselyte in its strict sense refers only to changes from one religious belief to another ..."

3. The Expositor edited by Samuel Cox, William Robertson Nicoll, James Moffatt (1894)
"some sixty of which occur in the legal codes, where "13_ might well be supposed to mean "proselyte " ; and why in these codes they never use ..."

4. The Ante-Nicene Fathers: Translations of the Writings of the Fathers Down to by Alexander Roberts, James Donaldson, Arthur Cleveland Coxe, Ernest Cushing Richardson, Allan Menzies, Bernhard Pick (1885)
"THE EPISTLE OF MARIA THE proselyte TO IGNATIUS. ... Maria, a proselyte of Jesus Christ, ... proselyte ..."

5. Christian Archaeology by Charles Wesley Bennett (1888)
"A large class of scholars look upon it rv- nf immemorial antiquity, while others find little evidence that Jewish proselyte baptism was practised before the ..."

6. A History of Baptism: Both from Inspired and Uninspired Writings by Isaac Taylor Hinton (1840)
"JEWISH proselyte BAPTISM. DR. WALL, liberal on the question of immersion, but SECT. devotedly zealous on that of infant baptism, admitting If- that the ..."

7. The History of Infant Baptism: Together with Mr. Gale's Reflections, and Dr by William Wall, John Gale (1844)
"... proselyte a trine immersion; and that the Christians by their example did the like. VIII. I shall conclude this introductory discourse with observing ..."

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