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Port Royalist

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noun Port Roy·al·ist \pȯrt-ˈrȯi-ə-list\

Definition of Port Royalist

  1. :  a member or adherent of a 17th century French Jansenist lay community noted for its logicians and educators



Origin of port royalist

French port-royaliste, from Port-Royal, a convent near Versailles, France


First Known Use: circa 1741


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