Ba·​sil·​i·​an bə-ˈzi-lē-ən How to pronounce Basilian (audio)
: a member of the monastic order founded by St. Basil in the fourth century in Cappadocia
Basilian adjective

Word History

First Known Use

1693, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Basilian was in 1693

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“Basilian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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