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Faust(foust) also Faus·tus (fou′stəs, fô′-)
A magician and alchemist in German legend who sells his soul to the devil in exchange for power and knowledge.
[German, after Johann Faust (1480?-1540?), German magician and alchemist.]
Faust′i·an (fou′stē-ən) adj.
(European Myth & Legend) German legend a magician and alchemist who sells his soul to the devil in exchange for knowledge and power
also Faus•tus(ˈfaʊ stəs, ˈfɔ-)
a magician in medieval German legend who sold his soul to the devil in exchange for knowledge and power.