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Oratorian

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noun Or·a·to·ri·an \ˌȯr-ə-ˈtȯr-ē-ən, ˌär-\

Definition of Oratorian

  1. :  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


Circa 1656

First Known Use of oratorian

circa 1656


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