Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An evangelist who conducts religious telecasts.

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  • n. A religious minister (often a Christian priest or minister) who devotes a large portion of his or her ministry to television broadcasts to a regular viewing audience.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an evangelist who conducts services on television

Etymologies

Blend of television and evangelist.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Blend of television and evangelist (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • He is what Americans like to call a 'televangelist' - although I have other words to describe him, as I'm sure you will have too!

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  • Roberts will be remembered not just as the first person to bring religious preaching and ceremony, and his healing ministry to television - he's now called the first "televangelist" - but for talking frankly about religion and sex on the airwaves.

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  • He’s a freakin televangelist whack job, making money off of African goldmines.

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  • He is inexperienced, arrogant, and his speaking leaves me thinking of a televangelist, which is not a compliment.

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  • Because of us, you might even see a big-name televangelist come to town to denounce Pepper!

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  • Mr. SOARIES: Robert Tilton, Robert Tilton is a so-called televangelist who was discovered to have gotten prayer requests accompanied by money and then when an investigative reporter went behind his church he found all of those prayer requests dumped unopened.

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  • Al Sharpton calls televangelist Pat Robertson's comments on Haiti 'repulsive, un-Christian'

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  • Enrico Mirabelli, a lawyer representing the family of Sheri Coleman, said he intends to call televangelist Joyce Meyer, her son, Dan Meyer, and Chris Coleman as witnesses to prove probable cause.

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  • Specifically, Bunch draws together evidence indicating that Beck is nothing more than a morning zoo deejay whose latest money-making stunt is to portray a new kind of televangelist, offering political and religious salvation for profit.

    Bob Cesca: Glenn Beck the Faith-Healer Continues to Scam His Followers

  • Ahead of the May 10 national elections presidential candidates including Sen. Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III who looks set to win by a landslide wooed various religious leaders, such as televangelist Apollo C. Quiboloy of Kingdom of Jesus Christ, for their support, and consequently that of their congregations.

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