Theologaster The*ol"o*gas`ter, n. [Formed like poetaster: cf. F. th['e]ologastre.] A pretender or quack in theology. [R.] --Burton. [1913 Webster]

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  • theologian — n 1. divine, religious scholar, hiero phant, hierologist, theologist, Rare. theologician, Derog. theologaster; exegete, textualist; canonist, decretist; patrist; rabbi, Talmudist, Talmudic scholar; Christian philosopher, Church Father, Doctor of… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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