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Calvinist

adjective     /ˈkæl.vɪ.nɪst/ (also Calvinistic,   /ˌkæl.vɪˈnɪs.tɪk/   )
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 Calvinism     /-nɪ.zəm/ noun [U] Christian denominationsThe Roman Catholic ChurchReligions and religious groupsChristian denominations Calvinist     noun [C] Followers of religious groups
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