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Marist

[mair-ist, mar-] /ˈmɛər ɪst, ˈmær-/
noun, Roman Catholic Church
1.
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
1875-1880
1875-80; < French Mariste. See Mary, -ist
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Marist

/ˈmɛərɪst/
noun
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
adjective
3.
of a Marist
Word Origin
C19: from French Mariste, from Marie Mary (the virgin)
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