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 (kŏm′tĭz′əm, kôN′-)
The positivist philosophy of Auguste Comte.

Com′tist n.
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Frederic Harrison, also a member of the Radical-Liberal clubs, similarly accused Stephen's friend and fellow Higher Journalist, John Morley, of writing a critical account of his Comtist beliefs in 1871.
I, Marx gets snarly at one of Capital's reviewers for expecting him to write 'recipes (Comtist ones?) for the cook-shops of the future'.
We know from Eliot's letters and from articles written by both Eliot and Lewes that Eliot hoped her novels would please her liberal and Comtist friends.