Learned borrowing from Ancient Greek ἀποτελεσματικός (apotelesmatikós), from ἀποτέλεσμα (apotélesma, “effect of the stars on human destiny”). Morphologically, from apotelesm + -atic.
apotelesmatic (comparative more apotelesmatic, superlative most apotelesmatic)
- (obsolete, astrology) Relating to the casting of horoscopes.
- 1837, William Whewell, History of the Inductive Sciences
- It will easily be supposed that when this apotelesmatic or judicial astrology obtained firm possession of men's minds, it would be pursued into innumerable subtle distinctions and extravagant conceits
- Relating to an issue of fulfilment.
- 1852, Moses Stuart, "Observations on Matthew 24:29-31", in The Bibliotheca Sacra and American Biblical Repository July 1852
- In this way a passage in the Old Testament may have, or rather comprise, an apotelesmatic sense, i. e., one of after or final accomplishment.
apotelesmatic in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913