pertaining to St. Augustine of Hippo, to his doctrines, or to any religious order following his rule.
Roman Catholic Church. a member of any of several religious orders deriving their name and rule from St. Augustine.
Origin of Augustinian
Related formsAu·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
First recorded in 1595–1605; Augustine
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for augustinian
Historical Examples of augustinian
“Lay platters for me and these two young gentlemen,” said the Augustinian.
Accordingly he became an Augustinian monk when twenty-two years of age.
The Customs of the Augustinian Order are exceedingly full on the subject of books.
The building is very old, and was originally the church of the Augustinian priory.
In 1338 the Earl of Salisbury established here a priory for Augustinian monks.
British Dictionary definitions for augustinian
of or relating to Saint Augustine of Hippo, his doctrines, or any of the Christian religious orders that were founded on his doctrines
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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