Port Royalist

noun

Port Roy·​al·​ist pȯrt-ˈrȯi-ə-list How to pronounce Port Royalist (audio)
: a member or adherent of a 17th century French Jansenist lay community noted for its logicians and educators

Word History

Etymology

French port-royaliste, from Port-Royal, a convent near Versailles, France

First Known Use

1728, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Port Royalist was in 1728

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“Port Royalist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Port%20Royalist. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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