Definition of Philippist in US English:

Philippist

noun

Church History
  • A follower or supporter of the moderate Lutheran reformer Philipp Melanchthon (1497–1560).

adjective

Church History
  • Of or relating to Philipp Melanchthon; adhering to his beliefs. rare.

Origin

Early 18th century; earliest use found in Ephraim Chambers (?1680–1740), encyclopaedist. From the name of PhilippMelanchthon + -ist.

Pronunciation

Philippist

/ˈfɪlɪpɪst/