Piarist

noun

Pi·​a·​rist
ˈpīərə̇st
plural -s
: a member of a religious teaching institute founded at Rome early in the 17th century by St. Joseph of Calasanza

Word History

Etymology

probably from (assumed) New Latin piarista, from piarum (in the phrase patres scholarum piarum fathers of the religious schools) + -ista -ist

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“Piarist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Piarist. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

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