Da·​vid·​ist | \ ˈdāvə̇də̇st \
plural -s

Definition of Davidist

1 : a follower of the philosopher David of Dinant
2 : a follower of the theologist David Joris

called also Davidian, Jorist

3 : a follower of the anti-Trinitarian theologist Francis David

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History and Etymology for Davidist

in sense 1, from David of Dinant flourished1200 Belgian scholastic philosopher + English -ist; in sense 2, from David Joris + English -ist; in sense 3, from Francis David †1579 Transylvanian theologist + English -ist

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“Davidist.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Davidist. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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