Definition of Ockhamist in English:

Ockhamist

(also Occamist, Ockamist)

noun

  • A follower or adherent of William of Ockham.

adjective

  • Relating to, characteristic of, or designating the Ockhamists or their beliefs.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in William Fulke (d. 1589), theologian and college head. From the name of William of Ockham (frequently also spelt Occam; ?1285–?1349), English theologian, scholastic philosopher, and political writer + -ist. Compare post-classical Latin Okkamista.

Pronunciation

Ockhamist

/ˈɒkəmɪst/