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- n. One who attempts syncretism, the fusion of different systems or beliefs.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who attempts to unite principles or parties which are irreconcilably at variance
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who attempts to blend incongruous tenets, or doctrines of different schools or churches, into a system.
- n. Specifically— A follower of Calixtus (1586–1656), a Lutheran divine, and professor of theology at Helmstedt, who endeavored to frame a religious system which should unite the different Christian denominations, Protestant and Catholic.
- n. One of a school, in the sixteenth century, which attempted to mediate between the Platonic and Aristotelian philosophies. Also used attributively: as, a syncretist religious system.
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