- Saint,1033–1109, archbishop of Canterbury: scholastic theologian and philosopher.
- Also An·sel [an-suh l, -sel] /ˈæn səl, -sɛl/. a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “divine” and “helmet.”
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Anselm answered him harshly that he was not obliged to do penance for his brother's sins.The Phantom World
It was he who prevailed upon the Pope to canonize Archbishop Anselm.The Cathedral Church of Canterbury [2nd ed.].
Anselm was heard to run off quickly, and in a few minutes he returned.Earl Hubert's Daughter
Emily Sarah Holt
Anselm has invited a large party, and, as you know, I cannot talk to these dear people.Robert Orange
John Oliver Hobbes
“These things lie not in human knowledge,” replied Father Anselm.The Dragon of Wantley
- Saint. 1033–1109, Italian Benedictine monk; archbishop of Canterbury (1093–1109): one of the founders of scholasticism; author of Cur Deus Homo? (Why did God become Man?). Feast day: Aug 21
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