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


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

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“Maurist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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