manualist

manualist

[man-yoo-uh-list]
noun
1.
an advocate of manualism.
2.
a person who communicates through sign language.
adjective
3.
of or pertaining to manualism.
Compare oralist.


Origin:
1585–95, for an earlier sense; manual + -ist

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