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Augustinian

noun Au·gus·tin·i·an \ ˌȯ-gə-ˈsti-nē-ən \

Definition of Augustinian

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

First Known Use of augustinian

1534

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Augustinian

adjective

Definition of Augustinian

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

Augustinianism

play \-nē-ə-ˌni-zəm\ noun

First Known Use of augustinian

1574

in the meaning defined at sense 2

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