stig·​ma·​tist ˈstig-mə-tist How to pronounce stigmatist (audio)
plural stigmatists
: a person with bodily marks or pains resembling the wounds of the crucified Jesus : stigmatic
The devotion was revealed through visions and locutions to a Polish nun and stigmatist, Maria Faustina Kowalska, who died in 1938 at the age of 33.Mathew Schmalz
Manifestations of stigmata, bodily marks resembling the wounds of the crucified Jesus, have been exceedingly rare. … Harrison, a former religious correspondent for the BBC, approaches the issue with an open mind, recording the case histories of both famous stigmatists … and the lesser known …Ilene Cooper

Word History

First Known Use

1607, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stigmatist was in 1607

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“Stigmatist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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