evangel (plural evangels)

  1. The Christian gospel.
    • 1843, Thomas Carlyle, Past and Present, book 3, ch. X, Plugson of Undershot
      If, at any time, a philosophy of Laissez-faire, Competition and Supply-and-demand, start up as the exponent of human relations, expect that it will soon end. […] Such philosophies will arise; be preached as Mammon-Gospels, the ultimate Evangel of the World […]
  2. A salutary principle relating to morals, politics, etc.
  3. An evangelist.
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