from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A person who argues in defense or justification of something, such as a doctrine, policy, or institution.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One who makes an apology.
- n. One who speaks or writes in defense of a faith, a cause, or an institution.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who makes an apology; one who speaks or writes in defense of a faith, a cause, or an institution; especially, one who argues in defense of Christianity.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who speaks or writes in defense of anything; one who champions a person or a cause, whether in public address or by literary means; one who makes an apology or defense.
- n. Specifically Eccles., a defender of Christianity; in particular, one of the authors of the early Christian apologies.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person who argues to defend or justify some policy or institution
apology + -ist. From French apologiste. (Wiktionary)