Christian Brother

noun

: a member of the Roman Catholic institute of Brothers of the Christian Schools founded by St. John Baptist de la Salle in France in 1684 and dedicated to education

Word History

First Known Use

1819, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Christian Brother was in 1819

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“Christian Brother.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Christian%20Brother. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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