Augustinian

noun
Au·​gus·​tin·​i·​an | \ ˌȯ-gə-ˈsti-nē-ən How to pronounce Augustinian (audio) \

Definition of Augustinian

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a member of an Augustinian order specifically : a friar of the Hermits of St. Augustine founded in 1256 and devoted to educational, missionary, and parish work
2 : a follower of St. Augustine

Augustinian

adjective

Definition of Augustinian (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : of or relating to St. Augustine or his doctrines
2 : of or relating to any of several orders under a rule ascribed to St. Augustine

Other Words from Augustinian

Adjective

Augustinianism \ ˌȯ-​gə-​ˈsti-​nē-​ə-​ˌni-​zəm How to pronounce Augustinian (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of Augustinian

Noun

1534, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

1574, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Augustinian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Augustinian. Accessed 20 Apr. 2021.

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