Definition of patrist in English:

patrist

noun

Christian Church
  • A student of or expert in patristics.

noun

Sociology
  • A person whose behaviour or attitude is modelled on or dominated by his or her father.

adjective

Sociology
  • Exhibiting a father's influence; characterized by paternal (as opposed to maternal) domination.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Ogilvie's Imperial Dictionary. From classical Latin patr-, pater father or ancient Greek πατρ-, πατήρ father + -ist, after patristics. Compare post-classical Latin patrista person who follows the doctrine of the Fathers of the Church<br>1940s. From classical Latin patr-, pater father + -ist.

Pronunciation

patrist

/ˈpatrɪst//ˈpeɪtrɪst/