Gospeler Gos"pel*er, n. [AS. godspellere.] [Written also {gospeller}.] 1. One of the four evangelists. --Rom. of R. [1913 Webster]

Mark the gospeler was the ghostly son of Peter in baptism. --Wyclif. [1913 Webster]

2. A follower of Wyclif, the first English religious reformer; hence, a Puritan. [Obs.] --Latimer. [1913 Webster]

The persecution was carried on against the gospelers with much fierceness by those of the Roman persuasion. --Strype. [1913 Webster]

3. A priest or deacon who reads the gospel at the altar during the communion service. [1913 Webster]

The Archbishop of York was the celebrant, the epistoler being the dean, and the gospeler the Bishop of Sydney. --Pall Mall Gazette. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • gospeller — evangelist, O.E. godspellere; agent noun from GOSPEL (Cf. gospel) …   Etymology dictionary

  • gospeller — /ˈgɒspələ/ (say gospuhluh) noun 1. someone whose beliefs and teachings are based on a literal acceptance of the four Gospels, and, more generally, of the Bible. 2. → hot gospeller. Also, US, gospeler …   Australian English dictionary

  • gospeller — n. the reader of the Gospel in a Communion service. Phrases and idioms: hot gospeller a zealous puritan; a rabid propagandist …   Useful english dictionary

  • gospeller — noun see gospeler …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Gospeller —    The Priest or Deacon appointed to read the Holy Gospel at a celebration of the Holy Eucharist, is so, called …   American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • gospeller — gospel·ler || gÉ‘spÉ™lÉ™(r) / gÉ’s n. person who preaches the Christian gospel; person who sings or reads the gospel; evangelist …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gospeller — (US gospeler) noun 1》 a zealous preacher. 2》 the reader of the Gospel in a Communion service …   English new terms dictionary

  • gospeller — gos·pel·ler …   English syllables

  • hot gospeller — noun 1. A loud, forceful proclaimer of a vigorously interactive kind of religious faith 2. A fanatical propagandist • • • Main Entry: ↑hot …   Useful english dictionary

  • hot gospeller — noun A person who proclaims his religious faith in a loud or dynamic manner …   Wiktionary

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