[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</p>
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</title>
Albert Keim and Louis Lumet
- a member of the religious congregation of the Oratory
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