[ uh-lek-shuh n, -see-uh n ]
/ əˈlɛk ʃən, -si ən /
noun Roman Catholic Church.
a member of a congregation of brothers founded for the care of the sick at Mechlin, Brabant, in the 15th century.
Origin of Alexian
named after Saint Alexius of Edessa, 5th-century Christian; see -an
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Examples from the Web for alexian
He was rushed to the Alexian Brothers' Hospital, but died a short time after being received there.The Spirit of Youth and the City Streets|Jane Addams
The Alexian Hospital was operated under the direction of the Brothers of that faith, and was well known in that part of the state.Tom Swift and his Air Scout|Victor Appleton