Be*liev"er (&?;), n. 1.
One who believes; one who is persuaded of the truth or reality of some
doctrine, person, or thing.
2. (Theol.) One who gives credit to the
truth of the Scriptures, as a revelation from God; a Christian; -- in a
more restricted sense, one who receives Christ as his Savior, and accepts
the way of salvation unfolded in the gospel.
Thou didst open the Kingdom of Heaven to all
Book of Com. Prayer.
3. (Eccl. Hist.) One who was admitted to all
the rights of divine worship and instructed in all the mysteries of the
Christian religion, in distinction from a catechumen, or one yet under