Salesian

noun
Sa·​le·​sian | \ sə-ˈlē-zhən How to pronounce Salesian (audio) , 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

First Known Use of Salesian

1884, in the meaning defined above

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“Salesian.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Salesian. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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