Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who is partial.
  • noun In theology, one who holds that the atonement was made for only a part of mankind.
  • noun One whose views are partial; one who knows or sees only a part of anything.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun rare One who is partial.
  • noun (Theol.) One who holds that the atonement was made only for a part of mankind, that is, for the elect.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One who is partial.
  • noun theology One who holds that the atonement was made only for a part of mankind, i.e. for the elect.

Etymologies

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partial +‎ -ist

Examples

  • I've either called the partialist on it, or changed (well, added) the right test(s) if indicated.

    Why I Do Blood Draws

  • A virtue theorist, for instance, might make a significant place for impartiality by selecting it as one of the virtues; but a virtue of this sort would presumably have to compete with other deeply partialist virtues such as loyalty, which would override impartiality in at least some contexts.

    Impartiality

  • Although many people continue to speak of a ˜partialist vs. impartialist debate,™ it should by now be clear that neither

    Impartiality

  • The fact remains that there are many types of partialist theories, and many types of impartialist ones, and that continuing to speak of the

    Impartiality

  • A moderate partialist, by contrast, would admit that impartiality of some sort plays a moral role, but deny that this role encompasses, or grounds, all of morality; in particular, such a figure would be committed to the existence, in some contexts at least, of irreducible morally admirable partiality.

    Impartiality

  • Does it see what finally befalls, and has always finally befallen, each temporizer, patcher, outsider, partialist, alarmist, infidel, who has ever ask’d anything of America?

    As I Sat Alone by Blue Ontario’s Shores

  • Does it see what finally befalls, and has always finally befallen, each temporizer, patcher, outsider, partialist, alarmist, infidel, who has ever ask'd any thing of America?

    The Patriotic Poems of Walt Whitman

  • Does it see what finally befalls, and has always finally befallen, each temporizer, patcher, outsider, partialist, alarmist, infidel, who has ever ask'd any thing of America?

    Leaves of Grass

  • Is it that every man believes every other to be an incurable partialist, and himself an universalist?

    Essays: Second Series (1844)

  • Is it that every man believes every other to be an incurable partialist, and himself a universalist?

    Essays — Second Series

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