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[paw-list] /ˈpɔ lɪst/
noun, Roman Catholic Church.
a member of the “Missionary Society of St. Paul the Apostle,” a community of priests founded in New York in 1858.
Origin of Paulist
First recorded in 1880-85; Paul + -ist Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The opening up of the interior led, about the year 1750, to the conquest of the Paulist Republic.

  • That's one of the Paulist Fathers, who's goin' to make the speech and bless the flag.

    Torchy and Vee Sewell Ford
  • Sybil was a simple and devout worshipper at the ritualistic altar; she bent humbly before the Paulist fathers.

  • There was no time to visit the schools, to whose improvement the Paulist Government attaches high importance.

    South America To-day Georges Clemenceau
  • I asked a noble Paulist father whom I met once on a railroad train.

    That Last Waif Horace Fletcher
  • That city has, also, a conciliar seminary in charge of the Paulist fathers, and two hospitals subordinate to the miter.

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