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adjective uk   /ˈkæl.vɪ.nɪst/ (also Calvinistic,   /ˌkæl.vɪˈnɪs.tɪk/   ) us  
relating to the Christian teachings of John Calvin, especially the belief that God controls what happens on earth: Calvinist doctrineChristian denominationsThe Roman Catholic Church having severe moral standards and considering pleasure to be wrong or not necessary: Her parents have very Calvinist attitudes.Christian denominationsThe Roman Catholic Church
noun [U] uk   /-nɪ.zəm/ us  
Christian denominationsThe Roman Catholic ChurchReligions and religious groupsChristian denominations
noun [C] uk   us  
Followers of religious groups
(Definition of Calvinist from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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