Gos"pel*er (?), n. [AS. godspellere.] [Written also gospeller.]

1.

One of the four evangelists.

Rom. of R.

Mark the gospeler was the ghostly son of Peter in baptism. Wyclif.

2.

A follower of Wyclif, the first English religious reformer; hence, a Puritan.

[Obs.]

Latimer.

The persecution was carried on against the gospelers with much fierceness by those of the Roman persuasion. Strype.

3.

A priest or deacon who reads the gospel at the altar during the communion service.

The Archbishop of York was the celebrant, the epistoler being the dean, and the gospeler the Bishop of Sydney. Pall Mall Gazette.

 

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