Xaverian Brother


Xa·​ve·​ri·​an Brother zā-ˈvir-ē-ən- How to pronounce Xaverian Brother (audio)
: a member of a Roman Catholic congregation of lay brothers founded by Theodore J. Ryken in Brugge, Belgium, in 1839 and dedicated to education

Word History


Xaverian of St. Francis Xavier

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Xaverian Brother was in 1882

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“Xaverian Brother.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Xaverian%20Brother. Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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