Redemptorist

Redemptorist

[ri-demp-ter-ist]
noun Roman Catholic Church.
a member of the “Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer,” founded by St. Alphonsus Liguori in 1732.

Origin:
1825–35; < French rédemptoriste < Late Latin redēmptor (Latin redēm-, variant stem of redimere to redeem + -tor -tor; cf. emptor) + French -iste -ist

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Redemptorist (rɪˈdɛmptərɪst)
 
n
RC Church a member of a religious congregation founded in 1732 to do missionary work among the poor
 
[C19: from French redemptoriste, from Old French or Latin redemptor, from Latin redimere, see redeem]

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