homilist [hom-uh-list] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. a person who writes or delivers homilies.

Origin of homilist First recorded in 1610–20; homil(y) + -ist Examples from the Web for homilist Historical Examples of homilist

  • Colum Cille is the only saint whom the homilist will allow to approach his hero.

    The Latin & Irish Lives of Ciaran


  • His great success was the publication of a magazine for preachers, under the title of The Homilist.

    Christopher Crayon’s Recollections

    J. Ewing Ritchie

  • No emperor’s name is cited by the homilist; and the date of the revolt seems to have been left wholly to conjecture.

    Some Chinese Ghosts

    Lafcadio Hearn

  • In Hermas there is special affinity to the language and thought of the epistle of James, and in the homilist to those of Paul.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 3


  • Word Origin and History for homilist n.

    1610s, from homily + -ist.

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