ter·​mi·​nist | \ -nə̇st \
plural -s

Definition of terminist

1 : one who maintains that God has fixed a certain term for the probation of individual persons during which period and no longer they have the offer of grace
2 : ockhamist

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Other Words from terminist

terministic \ ¦⸗⸗¦nistik \ adjective

History and Etymology for terminist

New Latin terminista, from Medieval Latin terminus term, period + Latin -ista -ist

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

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