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Augustinian

[aw-guh-stin-ee-uh n] /ˌɔ gəˈstɪn i ən/
adjective
1.
pertaining to St. Augustine of Hippo, to his doctrines, or to any religious order following his rule.
noun
2.
Roman Catholic Church. a member of any of several religious orders deriving their name and rule from St. Augustine.
3.
a person who adopts the views or doctrines of St. Augustine.
Origin of Augustinian
1595-1605
1595-1605; Augustine + -ian
Related forms
Augustinianism, Augustinism
[aw-guhs-tuh-niz-uh m] /ɔˈgʌs təˌnɪz əm/ (Show IPA),
noun
post-Augustinian, adjective
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  • Two Augustinian friars accompanied his junk back to China, eager for such great fields of missionary conquest.

    A History of the Philippines David P. Barrows
  • “Lay platters for me and these two young gentlemen,” said the Augustinian.

    The Armourer's Prentices Charlotte M. Yonge
  • Its west doorway is a fine but much-decayed work of the Norman period, from the ruins of the Augustinian Priory close by.

  • Accordingly he became an Augustinian monk when twenty-two years of age.

    History of Education Levi Seeley
  • He entered the site, but now noticed the dark-eyed Augustinian monk following him.

    Historical Miniatures August Strindberg
  • The building is very old, and was originally the church of the Augustinian priory.

    The Thames G. E. Mitton
  • A tower, with cupola roof, is at the rear of the house, which is now a convent for Augustinian nuns.

    Hertfordshire Herbert W Tompkins
  • The standpoint which he had so firmly taken was Augustinian.

    The Oxford Reformers Frederic Seebohm
  • The Augustinian nunnery of Marienberg founded in 1176 is now a Lutheran school.

  • He does not find Erasmus using the watchwords of the Augustinian theology.

    The Oxford Reformers Frederic Seebohm
British Dictionary definitions for Augustinian

Augustinian

/ˌɔːɡəˈstɪnɪən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to Saint Augustine of Hippo, his doctrines, or any of the Christian religious orders that were founded on his doctrines
noun
2.
a member of any of several religious orders, such as the Augustinian Canons, Augustinian Hermits, and Austin Friars which are governed by the rule of Saint Augustine
3.
a person who follows the doctrines of Saint Augustine
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