- a member of the Society of St. Francis de Sales, a congregation founded in Turin in 1845 and engaged chiefly in missionary and educational work.
- of or relating to St. Francis de Sales or the Salesians.
- of or relating to St Francis of Sales or to the religious orders founded by him or by St John Bosco in his nameSee also Visitation (def. 2)
- a member of a Salesian order, esp a member of the Society of St Francis of Sales founded in Turin by St John Bosco (1854), and dedicated to all types of educational work