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Salesian

[suh-lee-zhuh n, -shuh n] /səˈli ʒən, -ʃən/
noun
1.
a member of the Society of St. Francis de Sales, a congregation founded in Turin in 1845 and engaged chiefly in missionary and educational work.
adjective
2.
of or pertaining to St. Francis de Sales or the Salesians.
Origin
St. Francis of Sales + -ian
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Salesian

/səˈliːzjən; -ʒjən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to St Francis of Sales or to the religious orders founded by him or by St John Bosco in his name See also Visitation (sense 2)
noun
2.
a member of a Salesian order, esp a member of the Society of St Francis of Sales founded in Turin by St John Bosco (1854), and dedicated to all types of educational work
Word Origin
C19: from Sales
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