[ 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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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