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An adherent of the doctrine of acatalepsy; a sceptic.
2Of or relating to acatalepsy; adhering to the doctrine of acatalepsy, sceptical.
Late 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Pierce (d. 1691), dean of Salisbury and religious controversialist. From post-classical Latin acatalepticus from ancient Greek ἀκατάληπτος + classical Latin -icus. Compare French acataleptique.
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