redemptionist

Redemptionist

Re*demp"tion*ist\, n. (R.C.Ch.) A monk of an order founded in 1197; -- so called because the order was especially devoted to the redemption of Christians held in captivity by the Mohammedans. Called also Trinitarian.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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