Definition of Rigorist

1. n. One who is rigorous; -- sometimes applied to an extreme Jansenist.



Definition of Rigorist

1. Noun. Someone who takes the strictest interpretation of a law, religious injunction etc. ¹

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Definition of Rigorist

1. one that professes rigorism [n -S]

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Literary usage of Rigorist

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Its causes are not known with certainty; some ancient authors ascribe it to rigorist tendencies regarding penance, while others say it was occasioned by ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Its causes are not known with certainty; some ancient authors ascribe it to rigorist tendencies regarding penance, while others say it was occasioned by ..."

3. The Life of Rev. Charles Nerinckx: With a Chapter on the Early Catholic by Camillus Paul Maes (1880)
"WAS FATHER NERINCKX A rigorist?—His MORTIFICATION.—His DEVOTION TO THE BLESSED SACRAMENT AND THE BLESSED VIRGIN.— HlS DISCERNMENT OP VOCATIONS. ..."

4. The Cabinet History of England, Civil, Military and Ecclesiastical: From the by Charles MacFarlane (1851)
"Camus, the Jansenist and rigorist, wished to know whether the Assembly meant, in liberating Necker, and in replying to his letter, to felicitate him on his ..."

5. Religion and Drink by E A Wasson (1914)
"Total abstinence, as a principle, is only a modern rigorist eccentricity; ... Total abstinence, as a religious obligation, is a rigorist product. ..."

6. The Ground and Goal of Human Life by Charles Gray Shaw (1919)
"But, whether the avowed rigorist himself asserted the supremacy of benevolence, he placed his theory in such a position that it was not difficult for the ..."

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