[awr-uh-tawr-ee-uh n, -tohr-, or-]Roman Catholic Church
- a member of an Oratory.
- of or relating to the Oratorians.
Origin of Oratorian
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Examples from the Web for oratorian
One had been merely an Oratorian, the other had worn the mitre of a bishop.An Historical Mystery
Honore de Balzac
The Bishop of Mende was a very different person from the austere Oratorian.Henrietta Maria
Six of his most famous sermons were edited, with a biographical sketch of their author, by the Oratorian Borde in 1704.
"On condition you give me yours," said the Oratorian; and blessing each other, the friends parted for ever on earth.
It was an institution celebrated throughout the districts of central France and directed by the Oratorian Fathers.Honoré de Balzac
Albert Keim and Louis Lumet
- a member of the religious congregation of the Oratory
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