Augustinian

[aw-guh-stin-ee-uh n]
noun
  1. Roman Catholic Church. a member of any of several religious orders deriving their name and rule from St. Augustine.
  2. a person who adopts the views or doctrines of St. Augustine.

Origin of Augustinian

First recorded in 1595–1605; Augustine + -ian
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
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Examples from the Web for augustinian

Historical Examples of augustinian

  • “Lay platters for me and these two young gentlemen,” said the Augustinian.

    The Armourer's Prentices

    Charlotte M. Yonge

  • 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 Care of Books

    John Willis Clark

  • The building is very old, and was originally the church of the Augustinian priory.

    The Thames

    G. E. Mitton

  • In 1338 the Earl of Salisbury established here a priory for Augustinian monks.

    The Thames

    G. E. Mitton


British Dictionary definitions for augustinian

Augustinian

adjective
  1. of or relating to Saint Augustine of Hippo, his doctrines, or any of the Christian religious orders that were founded on his doctrines
noun
  1. 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
  2. a person who follows the doctrines of Saint Augustine
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