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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 of Marist
1875-1880
1875-80; < French Mariste. See Mary, -ist
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  • Sometimes when the old Marist priest comes here he makes me feel d——d uncomfortable.

  • But my concern now is with the work of the Marist Brothers who have made Albert their headquarters.

    France and the Republic William Henry Hurlbert
British Dictionary definitions for Marist

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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