Mar·​ist ˈmer-ist How to pronounce Marist (audio)
: a member of the Roman Catholic Society of Mary founded by Jean Claude Colin in France in 1816 and devoted to education

Word History


French mariste, from Marie Mary

First Known Use

circa 1872, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Marist was circa 1872

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Cite this Entry

“Marist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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