Ockhamist

noun
Ock·​ham·​ist
variants: or Occamist \ -​ˌmə̇st \ or less commonly Ockhamite \ -​ˌmīt \ or Occamite
plural -s

Definition of Ockhamist

: an adherent of Ockhamism

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History and Etymology for Ockhamist

William of Ockham (or Occam) + English -ist or -ite

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“Ockhamist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ockhamist. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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