Main meanings of patrist in English

: patrist1patrist2

patrist1

Pronunciation /ˈpeɪtrɪst/ /ˈpatrɪst/

noun

Christian Church
  • A student of or expert in patristics.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Ogilvie's Imperial Dictionary. From classical Latin patr-, pater father or ancient Greek πατρ-, πατήρ father + -ist, after patristics.

Main meanings of patrist in English

: patrist1patrist2

patrist2

Pronunciation /ˈpeɪtrɪst/ /ˈpatrɪst/

noun

Sociology
  • A person whose behaviour or attitude is modelled on or dominated by his or her father.

adjective

Sociology
  • Exhibiting a father's influence; characterized by paternal (as opposed to maternal) domination.

Origin

1940s. From classical Latin patr-, pater father + -ist.