[ kla-ree-shuh n, kluh- ]
/ klæˈri ʃən, klə- /
Roman Catholic Church


a member of the “Congregation of the Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary,” founded in Spain in 1849, and devoted chiefly to missionary work.


of or relating to the Claretians.

Origin of Claretian

after St. Anthony Claret (1807–70), founder of the order; see -ian Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019