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Marist

[ mair-ist, mar- ]
/ ˈmɛər ɪst, ˈmær- /
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noun Roman Catholic Church.
a member of a religious order founded in Lyons, France, in 1816 for missionary and educational work in the name of the Virgin Mary.
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Origin of Marist

From the French word Mariste, dating back to 1875–80. See Mary, -ist
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British Dictionary definitions for Marist

Marist
/ (ˈmɛərɪst) RC Church /

noun
a member of the Society of Mary, a religious congregation founded in 1824
NZ a teacher or pupil in a school belonging to the Marist Order
adjective
of a Marist

Word Origin for Marist

C19: from French Mariste, from Marie Mary (the virgin)
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