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or (especially British) gospeller

[gos-puh-ler] /ˈgɒs pə lər/
noun, Ecclesiastical
a person who reads or sings the Gospel.
Origin of gospeler
before 1000; Middle English; Old English gōdspellere. See gospel, -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The gospeller fell down on his knees, and the acolyte that held the candles to read by dashed them down and fled away.

    Long Will Florence Converse
  • There were no longer any sermons preached at the Cross that a gospeller cared to hear.

    For the Master's Sake Emily Sarah Holt
  • But the danger of the Protector was too serious a question to every gospeller not to be recurred to and prayed against.

    Robin Tremayne Emily Sarah Holt
  • Scarcely would a gospeller have filled that position on that day.

    Robin Tremayne Emily Sarah Holt
  • “The priest that wed them is a gospeller,” returned the Archbishop with a peculiar smile.

    The White Rose of Langley Emily Sarah Holt
British Dictionary definitions for gospeller


a person who reads or chants the Gospel in a religious service
a person who professes to preach a gospel held exclusively by him and others of a like mind
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for gospeller

"evangelist," Old English godspellere; agent noun from gospel.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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