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Oratorian

noun Or·a·to·ri·an \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
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First Known Use of ORATORIAN

circa 1656

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