noun Alex·ian \ə-ˈlek-shən, -ˈlek-sē-ən\

Definition of Alexian



  1. :  a member of a Roman Catholic order devoted to care of the sick

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Origin and Etymology of alexian

St. Alexius, 5th century Roman Christian founder of the order + English -an

First Known Use: 1765

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to criticize severely

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