Rationalistic Ra`tion*al*is"tic (r[a^]sh"[u^]n*al*[i^]s"t[i^]k), Rationalistical Ra`tion*al*is"tic*al (-t[i^]*kal), a. Belonging to, or in accordance with, the principles of rationalism. -- {Ra`tion*al*is"tic*al*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

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