A religious minister (often a Christian priest or minister) who devotes a large portion of his or her ministry to television broadcasts to a regular viewing audience.
See Also: televangelism

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  • televangelist — 1973, from tele(vision) + EVANGELIST (Cf. evangelist). The earliest record of the word in OED is a reference to Rex Humbard in a New York Times article of July 26, 1973 (television evangelist is from 1958) …   Etymology dictionary

  • televangelist — (also tele evangelist) ► NOUN chiefly N. Amer. ▪ an evangelical preacher who appears regularly on television …   English terms dictionary

  • televangelist — ☆ televangelist [tel΄ə van′jə list ] n. a minister who uses TV broadcasts or cablecasts to spread an evangelistic message, solicit donations, etc. televangelism [tel΄ə van′jəliz΄əm] n …   English World dictionary

  • televangelist — UK [ˌtelɪˈvændʒəlɪst] / US [ˌteləˈvændʒəlɪst] noun [countable] Word forms televangelist : singular televangelist plural televangelists someone who talks about religion on television in order to persuade people to become Christians and to give… …   English dictionary

  • televangelist — [[t]telɪvæ̱nʤəlɪst[/t]] televangelists N COUNT A televangelist is someone who makes regular television broadcasts to promote a particular form of Christianity and raise money for particular Christian groups or projects …   English dictionary

  • televangelist — noun Date: 1973 an evangelist who conducts regularly televised religious programs • televangelism noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Televangelist — Bei Fernsehpredigern, im christlichen Bereich auch Televangelisten (Kunstwort aus „Television“ und „Evangelist“) genannt, handelt es sich um Prediger, die das Massenmedium Fernsehen benutzen, um ihre Moralvorstellungen und Botschaften zu… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • televangelist — /tel i van jeuh list/, n. an evangelist who regularly conducts religious services on television. [1980 85; b. TELEVISION and EVANGELIST] * * * …   Universalium

  • televangelist — tel|e|van|ge|list [ˌtelıˈvændʒəlıst] n [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: television + evangelist] someone who appears regularly on television to try to persuade people to become Christians, and often also asks people to give them money >televangelism… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • televangelist — tel|e|van|ge|list [ ,telə vændʒəlıst ] noun count someone who talks about religion on television in order to persuade people to become Christians and to give money to their organization …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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