Definition of Sorbonist
1 : a member of the faculty of theology or a theological student at the University of Paris
2 : a graduate of or student at the Sorbonne
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Origin and Etymology of sorbonist
Middle French sorboniste, from Sorbonne, a house for impoverished theological students at the University of Paris, now the site of the faculties of arts and letters of the University of Paris (after Robert de Sorbon †1274 French theologian, its founder) + -iste -ist
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