Definition of Ramist in English:

Ramist

noun

Philosophy
  • A follower of Ramus; an advocate or adherent of the philosophical doctrines of Petrus Ramus.

adjective

Philosophy
  • Of, relating to, or characteristic of Ramists or Ramism.

Origin

Late 16th century. From Petrus Ramus, Latinized form of the name of Pierre de la Ramée, French humanist philosopher + -ist. Compare post-classical Latin Ramista, French ramiste, noun, adjective. With use as adjective compare earlier Ramistical, Ramic.

Pronunciation

Ramist

/ˈreɪmɪst/