Sa·​le·​sian sə-ˈlē-zhən How to pronounce Salesian (audio)
: 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

Examples of Salesian in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lost to one of Northern California’s top teams, Salesian; 16 22. Eric Sondheimer, Los Angeles Times, 26 Nov. 2023 The latest officers to come forward both allege their assaults occurred after a practice at Bishop Mora Salesian High School in Boyle Heights, where the team practiced. Libor Jany, Los Angeles Times, 21 Nov. 2023 For interceptions, Justin Wyrick of Salesian, Charles Cravings of Santa Monica, Kameryn Hurst of Carson and Eric Mayes of La Sierra all have seven interceptions. Eric Sondheimer, Los Angeles Times, 9 Oct. 2023 Ayden Ramirez, Salesian, 5-8, 180, Jr.: Rushed for 1,889 yards as a sophomore. Eric Sondheimer, Los Angeles Times, 7 Aug. 2023 The top newcomer is defensive back Jaden Lee, a starter at Salesian last season. Eric Sondheimer, Los Angeles Times, 17 July 2023 Harvard-Westlake was beaten by Richmond Salesian in its division final. Eric Sondheimer, Los Angeles Times, 26 June 2023 The girls' Open final at 6 p.m. Friday pits top seed Salesian (24-4) against second seed San Ramon Valley-Danville (26-3), also at St. Mary’s College. Salesian, the defending state Division 1 champ, got 18 points from Makiah Asidanya in its 57-54 semifinal win over Carondelet-Concord (22-6). Mitch Stephens, San Francisco Chronicle, 23 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1884, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Salesian was in 1884

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“Salesian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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