Maurist

noun Mau·rist \ˈmȯrə̇st\

Definition of Maurist

plural

-s

Roman Catholicism

  1. :  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

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of maurist

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


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Maurist? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a brief usually trivial fact

Get Word of the Day daily email!