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Augustine

[ aw-guh-steen, aw-guhs-tin, uh-guhs- ]
/ ˈɔ gəˌstin, ɔˈgʌs tɪn, əˈgʌs- /
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noun

Saint, a.d. 354–430, one of the Latin fathers in the early Christian Church; author; bishop of Hippo in N Africa.
Saint, Austin, died a.d. 604, Roman monk: headed group of missionaries who landed in England a.d. 597 and began the conversion of the English to Christianity; first archbishop of Canterbury 601–604.
a male given name, form of Augustus.

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pre-Au·gus·tine, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for Augustine

Augustine
/ (ɔːˈɡʌstɪn) /

noun

Saint. 354–430 ad, one of the Fathers of the Christian Church; bishop of Hippo in North Africa (396–430), who profoundly influenced both Catholic and Protestant theology. His most famous works are Confessions, a spiritual autobiography, and De Civitate Dei, a vindication of the Christian Church. Feast day: Aug 28
Saint. died 604 ad, Roman monk, sent to Britain (597 ad) to convert the Anglo-Saxons to Christianity and to establish the authority of the Roman See over the native Celtic Church; became the first archbishop of Canterbury (601–604). Feast day: May 26 or 27
a member of an Augustinian order
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Cultural definitions for Augustine

Augustine
[ (aw-guh-steen, aw-gus-tin) ]

An important teacher in the Christian church, who lived in the fourth and fifth centuries. After a dramatic conversion to Christianity, Augustine became a bishop. He is a saint of the Roman Catholic Church. His works include The City of God and his autobiography, Confessions.

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