Maurist

Maurist

[mawr-ist]
noun
a member of the Benedictine “Congregation of St. Maur,” founded in France in 1618, distinguished for its scholarship and literary works: suppressed during the French revolution.

Origin:
1790–1800; St. Maur 6th-century French monk and disciple of St. Benedict + -ist

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Maurist (ˈməʊrɪst)
 
n
a member of a congregation of French Benedictine monks founded in 1621 and noted for its scholarly work
 
[C19: named after St Maurus, 6th-century disciple of St Benedict]

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