Calvinistic

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Calvin +‎ -istic

Adjective[edit]

Calvinistic (comparative more Calvinistic, superlative most Calvinistic)

  1. Alternative form of Calvinist
    • 1924, Herman Melville, Billy Budd, London: Constable & Co., Chapter 19, [1]
      Their Captain's announcement was listened to by the throng of standing sailors in a dumbness like that of a seated congregation of believers in hell listening to the clergyman's announcement of his Calvinistic text.