Salesian

noun Sa·le·sian \ sə-ˈlē-zhən , sā- \

Definition of Salesian

: a member of the Society of St. Francis de Sales founded by St. John Bosco in Turin, Italy in the 19th century and devoted chiefly to education

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1884

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