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Definition of "pluralist" [plu•ral•ist]

  • An adherent of social or philosophical pluralism. (noun)
  • Ecclesiastical A person who holds two or more offices, especially two or more benefices, at the same time. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pluralist" in a sentence
  • "The majority of the Founding Fathers in the next century would subscribe to what I call pluralist identity - believing in civil rights and liberties, religious freedom and tolerance."
  • "In the context of education, for instance, an external pluralist is likely to think that public schools should perhaps steer clear of contentious topics such as religion, or perhaps better still, that school choice programs should be implemented to avoid the need to agree on a common curriculum."
  • "It is a battle between views I would describe as pluralist versus technocratic."