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synoptist (plural synoptists)

  1. Any of the authors of the three synoptic gospels, which give a history of Jesus Christ's life and ministry, in distinction from the writer of John's Gospel, which gives a fuller record of Christ's teachings.

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for synoptist in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913)