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- n. A follower of Franciscus Gomarus, a 17th-century Dutch Calvinist who strongly opposed the Arminians.
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The same man had a dangerous quarrel at The Hague for violently taking the part of Barnevelt against an outrageous Gomarist.
At Rotterdam, on the other hand, and in the other town-councils, where the Arminians had the majority, the Gomarist preachers were expelled from their pulpits; and the Advocate was determined by coercion, if necessary, to enforce the authority of the Estates throughout the province.
The extreme or Gomarist party which had taken a pride in secret conventicles where they were in a minority, determined, as they said, to separate Christ from Belial and, meditating the triumph which they had at last secured, now drove the