Re·​demp·​tor·​ist ri-ˈdem(p)-t(ə-)rist How to pronounce Redemptorist (audio)
: a member of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer founded by St. Alphonsus Liguori in Scala, Italy, in 1732 and devoted to preaching

Word History


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

First Known Use

1835, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Redemptorist was in 1835

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“Redemptorist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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