believer

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From Middle English bilevar, bileever, belever, equivalent to believe +‎ -er.

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believer (plural believers)

  1. A person who believes; especially regarding religion.
    She's a believer in life after death.
    • 1887, H. Rider Haggard, She: A History of Adventure[1]:
      But the other two were, comparatively speaking, clean shaved, which of course gave the enemy a larger extent of open country to operate on, though in Mahomed's case the mosquitoes, recognising the taste of a true believer, would not touch him at any price.

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