Mar·​i·​an·​ist ˈmer-ē-ə-nist How to pronounce Marianist (audio)
: a member of the Roman Catholic Society of Mary of Paris founded by William Joseph Chaminade in France in 1817 and devoted especially to education

Examples of Marianist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Porres Marianist school in Uniondale, on New York's Long Island, sent a letter to parents saying headmaster John Holian was on leave while the school investigated the incident. Elisha Fieldstadt, NBC News, 25 Mar. 2021 Two of the priests named in the diocese’ list were also named in the Marianist’s: Charles Miller and Patrick McNulty, who were accused of abusing children in 1980 and the 1970s, respectively. Marina Starleaf Riker,, 10 July 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1899, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Marianist was circa 1899

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“Marianist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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