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1A person who follows or imitates the behaviour of Adam in the Garden of Eden; specifically = Adamite.See also Adamite
2historical An adherent the Russian literary movement Adamism. Now historical.
Early 17th century; earliest use found in John Taylor (1578–1653), poet. From the name of Adam + -ist.
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