Augustinian

[ aw-guh-stin-ee-uh n ]
/ ˌɔ gəˈstɪn i ən /

adjective

pertaining to St. Augustine of Hippo, to his doctrines, or to any religious order following his rule.

noun

Roman Catholic Church. a member of any of several religious orders deriving their name and rule from St. Augustine.
a person who adopts the views or doctrines of St. Augustine.

Origin of Augustinian

First recorded in 1595–1605; Augustine + -ian

Related forms

Au·gus·tin·i·an·ism, Au·gus·tin·ism [aw-guhs-tuh-niz-uh m] /ɔˈgʌs təˌnɪz əm/, nounpost-Au·gus·tin·i·an, adjective
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Augustinian

/ (ˌɔːɡəˈstɪnɪən) /

adjective

of or relating to Saint Augustine of Hippo, his doctrines, or any of the Christian religious orders that were founded on his doctrines

noun

a member of any of several religious orders, such as the Augustinian Canons, Augustinian Hermits, and Austin Friars which are governed by the rule of Saint Augustine
a person who follows the doctrines of Saint Augustine
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