Xaverian Brother

Xa·​ve·​ri·​an Brother | \ zā-ˈvir-ē-ən- How to pronounce Xaverian Brother (audio) , za- \

Definition of Xaverian Brother

: a member of a Roman Catholic congregation of lay brothers founded by Theodore J. Ryken in Brugge, Belgium, in 1839 and dedicated to education

First Known Use of Xaverian Brother

1882, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Xaverian Brother

Xaverian of St. Francis Xavier

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“Xaverian Brother.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Xaverian%20Brother. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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