The doctrine or belief that Jesus was a mere man.
Earliest use found in Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834), poet, critic, and philosopher. Probably from Byzantine Greek.
“When psilanthropism is offered as a viable theory it’s hard to ignore.”
Speak or act in an evasive way.
Mid 16th century (earlier ( Middle English) as prevarication and prevaricator), in the sense ‘go astray, transgress’: from Latin praevaricat- ‘walked crookedly, deviated’, from the verb praevaricari, from prae ‘before’ + varicari ‘straddle’.