- The definition of a proselyte is a person who switches from one belief or religion to another.
An example of a proselyte is a Christian who becomes a Muslim.
proselyte definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Middle English proselite ; from Ecclesiastical Late Latin proselytus ; from Classical Greek prosēlytos, stranger, sojourner (in New Testament , a convert) ; from 2d aorist stem of proserchesthai, to come ; from pros, toward plush erchesthai, to come, akin to orcheisthai: see orchestra
proselyte definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: Middle English proselite, from Old French, from Late Latin prosēlytus, from Greek prosēlutos, stranger, proselyte : pros-, pros- + , ēluth- aorist tense stem of erkhesthai, to go.
- prosˈe·lytˌer noun