Maurist

noun

Mau·​rist
ˈmȯrə̇st
plural -s
Roman Catholicism
: a member of the Congregation of St. Maur, an amalgamation of French Benedictine houses that was founded in 1618, became noted for its literary productivity, and lasted until the French Revolution

Word History

Etymology

Saint Maurus †a.d. 584 French monk and disciple of Saint Benedict + English -ist

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“Maurist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Maurist. Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

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