Sul·​pi·​cian ˌsəl-ˈpi-shən How to pronounce Sulpician (audio)
: a member of the Society of Priests of St. Sulpice founded by Jean Jacques Olier in Paris, France, in 1642 and dedicated to the teaching of seminarians

Examples of Sulpician in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An attorney for the Sulpician Order did not return a request for comment. Lee O. Sanderlin, Baltimore Sun, 27 June 2023

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Word History


French sulpicien, from Compagnie de Saint-Sulpice Society of St. Sulpice

First Known Use

1786, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Sulpician was in 1786

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“Sulpician.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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