Cowley Father

noun

Cow·​ley Father
ˈkau̇lē,
-li also ˈkül-
: a member of the Society of Mission Priests of St. John the Evangelist, an Anglican religious community founded at Oxford in 1865 by the Rev. R. M. Benson (1824–1915)

Word History

Etymology

from Cowley, suburb of Oxford, England

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“Cowley Father.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cowley%20Father. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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