theologaster

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From Latin theologus +‎ -aster.

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theologaster (plural theologasters)

  1. (rare) A poor theologian; someone who merely pretends to be a theologian.
    • 1624, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy: [], 2nd edition, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 54573970:
      , II.ii.3:
      But why should the sun and moon be angry, or take exceptions at mathematicians and philosophers, whenas the like measure is offered unto God Himself, by a company of theologasters?

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