Believer Be*liev"er, n. 1. One who believes; one who is persuaded of the truth or reality of some doctrine, person, or thing. [1913 Webster]

2. (Theol.) One who gives credit to the truth of the Scriptures, as a revelation from God; a Christian; -- in a more restricted sense, one who receives Christ as his Savior, and accepts the way of salvation unfolded in the gospel. [1913 Webster]

Thou didst open the Kingdom of Heaven to all believers. --Book of Com. Prayer. [1913 Webster]

3. (Eccl. Hist.) One who was admitted to all the rights of divine worship and instructed in all the mysteries of the Christian religion, in distinction from a catechumen, or one yet under instruction. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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