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[aw-guh-stin-ee-uh n] /ˌɔ gəˈstɪn i ən/
pertaining to St. Augustine of Hippo, to his doctrines, or to any religious order following his rule.
Roman Catholic Church. a member of any of several religious orders deriving their name and rule from St. Augustine.
a person who adopts the views or doctrines of St. Augustine.
Origin of Augustinian
First recorded in 1595-1605; Augustine + -ian
Related forms
Augustinianism, Augustinism
[aw-guhs-tuh-niz-uh m] /ɔˈgʌs təˌnɪz əm/ (Show IPA),
post-Augustinian, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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Examples from the Web for Augustinian
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  • Two Augustinian friars accompanied his junk back to China, eager for such great fields of missionary conquest.

    A History of the Philippines David P. Barrows
  • Accordingly he became an Augustinian monk when twenty-two years of age.

    History of Education Levi Seeley
  • Its west doorway is a fine but much-decayed work of the Norman period, from the ruins of the Augustinian Priory close by.

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

    The Armourer's Prentices Charlotte M. Yonge
  • He entered the site, but now noticed the dark-eyed Augustinian monk following him.

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

    The Thames G. E. Mitton
  • A tower, with cupola roof, is at the rear of the house, which is now a convent for Augustinian nuns.

    Hertfordshire Herbert W Tompkins
  • The standpoint which he had so firmly taken was Augustinian.

    The Oxford Reformers Frederic Seebohm
  • The Augustinian nunnery of Marienberg founded in 1176 is now a Lutheran school.

  • He does not find Erasmus using the watchwords of the Augustinian theology.

    The Oxford Reformers Frederic Seebohm
British Dictionary definitions for Augustinian


of or relating to Saint Augustine of Hippo, his doctrines, or any of the Christian religious orders that were founded on his doctrines
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
a person who follows the doctrines of Saint Augustine
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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