Redemptorist

noun
Re·​demp·​tor·​ist | \ ri-ˈdem(p)-t(ə-)rist How to pronounce Redemptorist (audio) \

Definition of Redemptorist

: a member of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer founded by St. Alphonsus Liguori in Scala, Italy, in 1732 and devoted to preaching

First Known Use of Redemptorist

1835, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Redemptorist

French rédemptoriste, from Late Latin redemptor redeemer, from Latin, contractor, from redimere

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“Redemptorist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Redemptorist. Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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