thelemite

noun

thel·​em·​ite
ˈtheləˌmīt
plural -s
: one who does as he pleases
especially : libertine

Word History

Etymology

French thélémite, from Abbaye de Thélème, imaginary abbey with the motto "Do as you please" in Gargantua (1535) by François Rabelais †1553 French satirist + French -ite

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Dictionary Entries Near thelemite

Cite this Entry

“Thelemite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thelemite. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!