Pronunciation: (u-pol'u-jist),[key] —n. 1. a person who makes a defense in speech or writing of a belief, idea, etc.
2. Eccles. a. Also,a•pol•o•getePronunciation: (u-pol'u-jēt").[key]a person skilled in apologetics.
b. one of the authors of the early Christian apologies in defense of the faith.