Augustinian


Augustinian

Augustinian [aw-guh-stin-ee-uh n] ExamplesWord Origin adjective

  1. pertaining to St. Augustine of Hippo, to his doctrines, or to any religious order following his rule.

noun

  1. Roman Catholic Church. a member of any of several religious orders deriving their name and rule from St. Augustine.
  2. a person who adopts the views or doctrines of St. Augustine.

Origin of Augustinian First recorded in 1595–1605; Augustine + -ian Related formsAu·gus·tin·i·an·ism, Au·gus·tin·ism [aw-guhs-tuh-niz-uh m] /ɔˈgʌs təˌnɪz əm/, nounpost-Au·gus·tin·i·an, adjective Examples from the Web for augustinian Historical Examples of augustinian

  • “Lay platters for me and these two young gentlemen,” said the Augustinian.

    The Armourer’s Prentices

    Charlotte M. Yonge

  • Accordingly he became an Augustinian monk when twenty-two years of age.

    History of Education

    Levi Seeley

  • The Customs of the Augustinian Order are exceedingly full on the subject of books.

    The Care of Books

    John Willis Clark

  • The building is very old, and was originally the church of the Augustinian priory.

    The Thames

    G. E. Mitton

  • In 1338 the Earl of Salisbury established here a priory for Augustinian monks.

    The Thames

    G. E. Mitton

  • British Dictionary definitions for augustinian Augustinian adjective

    1. of or relating to Saint Augustine of Hippo, his doctrines, or any of the Christian religious orders that were founded on his doctrines

    noun

    1. a member of any of several religious orders, such as the Augustinian Canons, Augustinian Hermits, and Austin Friars which are governed by the rule of Saint Augustine
    2. a person who follows the doctrines of Saint Augustine

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