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A person holding any of the doctrines and ideas attributed to the Alexandrian biblical scholar and theologian Origen (185–254), especially the belief that all moral beings, including the fallen angels, will ultimately be saved.
Of or relating to Origen, his doctrines, or his followers.
Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Wilfrid Holme (d. 1538), author. From post-classical Latin Origenista, noun from Origen, the name of an Alexandrian biblical scholar (185–254) + -ista. Compare French origéniste, German Origenist, noun.
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