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organist (n.)

"one who plays on an organ," especially a pipe organ, 1590s, from organ in the musical sense + -ist, or from or influenced by Middle French organiste, from Medieval Latin organista "one who plays an organ," from Latin organum. In 19c. churches often an official person charged with managing the music of the service. Organer is attested from c. 1300 as a surname.

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