the·​os·​o·​phist | \ thē-ˈä-sə-fist How to pronounce theosophist (audio) \

Definition of theosophist

1 : an adherent of theosophy
2 capitalized : a member of a theosophical society

Examples of theosophist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The British theosophist Annie Besantpublished a manual in 1895 devoted entirely to explaining the workings of karma. Ben Zimmer, WSJ, "‘Karma’: A Spiritual Way To Describe Destiny’s Workings," 7 Oct. 2020 The artists produced fine art, as well as crafts, furniture, decorations for the community’s buildings, and illustrations for theosophist publications. Lisa Deaderick, San Diego Union-Tribune, "14 things to do this weekend in San Diego: Festival of Lights, Halloween Haunted Tales, San Diego Opera," 18 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of theosophist

1656, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Theosophist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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