integralist

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From integral +‎ -ist

Noun[edit]

integralist (plural integralists)

  1. An adherent of Catholic Integralism, an anti-pluralistic movement within Roman Catholicism.
    • 1988 June 24, John C. Prendiville, “The Papal Chase”, in Chicago Reader[1]:
      Those who start out by vilifying the so-called integralists or traditionalists or arch-conservatives seem always to end by attacking the hierarchical structure of the Church itself and its authoritarian pope.
    • 1993, Donald L. Gelpi, Committed Worship: Adult conversion and initiation[2], →ISBN, page 121:
      The curial integralists, who formed the small, vocal minority at Vatican II, gave voice in its debates to the vision of the Church that had gained popular credence in the wake of Vatican I.