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Christian Brother

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1810-20
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Christian Brothers

plural noun
1.
(RC Church) a religious congregation of laymen founded in France in 1684 for the education of the poor Also called Brothers of the Christian Schools
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Christian Brothers

member of either of two separate but similar congregations of Roman Catholic laymen devoted to teaching youth.

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