Marist

Marist

[mair-ist, mar-]
noun Roman Catholic Church.
a member of a religious order founded in Lyons, France, in 1816 for missionary and educational work in the name of the Virgin Mary.

Origin:
1875–80; < French Mariste. See Mary, -ist

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Marist (ˈmɛərɪst)
 
n
1.  a member of the Society of Mary, a religious congregation founded in 1824
2.  (NZ) a teacher or pupil in a school belonging to the Marist Order
 
adj
3.  of a Marist
 
[C19: from French Mariste, from Marie Mary (the virgin)]

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