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sophister (plural sophisters)

  1. a sophist
    • 1973, William D. Grampp, “Classical Economics and Its Moral Critics”, in History of Political Economy, volume 5 (1973), pages 359–374,
      Burke said the age of the economist was also the age of the sophister.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Richard Hooker to this entry?)
  2. (dated, Britain, English universities) A student who is advanced beyond the first year of his residence.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.