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

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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Cite this Entry

“Sulpician.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2023.

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