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noun Re·demp·tor·ist \ri-ˈdem(p)-t(ə-)rist\

Definition of Redemptorist

  1. :  a member of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer founded by St. Alphonsus Liguori in Scala, Italy, in 1732 and devoted to preaching

Origin and Etymology of redemptorist

French rédemptoriste, from Late Latin redemptor redeemer, from Latin, contractor, from redimere

First Known Use: 1835

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