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Meaning of apologist

a•pol•o•gist

Pronunciation: (u-pol'u-jist), [key]
— n.
  1. a person who makes a defense in speech or writing of a belief, idea, etc.
    1. Also,a&syl;pol&syl;o&syl;gete(&schwa;&sylpnb;pol&prim;&schwa;&sylp;jēt&sec;).a person skilled in apologetics.
    2. one of the authors of the early Christian apologies in defense of the faith.
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