noun \ˌr-ə-ˈtr-ē-ən, ˌär-\

Definition of ORATORIAN

:  a member of the Congregation of the Oratory of St. Philip Neri founded in Rome in 1575 and comprising independent communities of secular priests under obedience but without vows
Oratorian adjective

First Known Use of ORATORIAN

circa 1656


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