Marist

noun
Mar·​ist | \ ˈmer-ist How to pronounce Marist (audio) \

Definition of Marist

: a member of the Roman Catholic Society of Mary founded by Jean Claude Colin in France in 1816 and devoted to education

First Known Use of Marist

circa 1872, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Marist

French mariste, from Marie Mary

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The first known use of Marist was circa 1872

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“Marist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Marist. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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