Salesian

Salesian

[suh-lee-zhuhn, -shuhn] Roman Catholic Church.
noun
1.
a member of the Society of St. Francis de Sales, a congregation founded in Turin in 1845 and engaged chiefly in missionary and educational work.
adjective
2.
of or pertaining to St. Francis de Sales or the Salesians.

Origin:
St. Francis of Sales + -ian

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Salesian (səˈliːzjən, -ʒjən)
 
adj
1.  See also Visitation of or relating to St Francis of Sales or to the religious orders founded by him or by St John Bosco in his name
 
n
2.  a member of a Salesian order, esp a member of the Society of St Francis of Sales founded in Turin by St John Bosco (1854), and dedicated to all types of educational work
 
[C19: from Sales]

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