Mor"al*ist, n. [Cf. F. moraliste.]
One who moralizes; one who teaches or animadverts upon the duties of life; a writer of essays intended to correct vice and inculcate moral duties.
One who practices moral duties; a person who lives in conformity with moral rules; one of correct deportment and dealings with his fellow-creatures; -- sometimes used in contradistinction to one whose life is controlled by religious motives.
The love (in the moralist of virtue, but in the Christian) of God himself.
© Webster 1913.