[kla-ree-shuh n, kluh-]Roman Catholic Church
- a member of the “Congregation of the Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary,” founded in Spain in 1849, and devoted chiefly to missionary work.
- of or relating to the Claretians.
Origin of Claretian
after St. Anthony Claret (1807–70), founder of the order; see -ian
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