Paul·​ist ˈpȯ-list How to pronounce Paulist (audio)
: a member of the Roman Catholic Congregation of the Missionary Priests of St. Paul the Apostle founded by I. T. Hecker in the U.S. in 1858

Examples of Paulist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Donations have almost completely dried up, and the Paulist Fathers, a Roman Catholic order of priests who have run the cathedral for well over a century, owe $250,000 in insurance payments to the Archdiocese of San Francisco. Matthias Gafni, San Francisco Chronicle, 12 Feb. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1865, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Paulist was in 1865

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“Paulist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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