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Charles Buck Theological Dictionary
A name given by Donatus to such of his disciples as he sent to fairs, markets, and other public places, to propagate his doctrine. They were called Agonistici from the Greek "combat, " because they were sent, as it were, to fight and subdue the people to their opinions.
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Buck, Charles. Entry for 'Agonistici'. Charles Buck Theological Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/cbd/a/agonistici.html. 1802.