Etymology
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preterist (n.)

"one who favors the past, one whose chief interest is in the past," 1864, from preter- "before" + -ist. As a theological term from 1843, "one who holds that the Apocalyptic prophecies have been nearly or entirely fulfilled" (opposed to futurist).

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Definitions of preterist

preterist (n.)
a theologian who believes that the Scripture prophecies of the Apocalypse (the Book of Revelation) have already been fulfilled;
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