Meaning of rigorist in English:


noun & adjective

See rigorism

‘His theology and his disciplines were rigorist, but he as a man who lived them himself with great commitment and dedication.’
  • ‘Various groups of rigorists (usually termed Spirituals) began openly to accuse their opponents of laxity in the observance of poverty and even to disobey their superiors.’
  • ‘Against the rigorists, I am inclined to agree with Cardinal Ratzinger that a measure of flexibility and openness is in order.’
  • ‘We refer to John's particular evaluation because the church later on did not follow the rigorist position of John on these matters.’