christian brothers

Christian Brother


Origin:
1810–20

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Christian Brothers
 
pl n
RC Church Also called: Brothers of the Christian Schools a religious congregation of laymen founded in France in 1684 for the education of the poor

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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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