Pan"e*gyr`ist (?), n. [L. panegyrista, Gr. one who attends a : cf. to celebrate or attend a public festival, to make a set speech, esp. a panegyric, in a public assembly. See Panegyric.]

One who delivers a panegyric; a eulogist; one who extols or praises, either by writing or speaking.

If these panegyrists are in earnest. Burke.

 

© Webster 1913.

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