[ mawr-ist ]
/ ˈmɔr ɪst /


a member of the Benedictine “Congregation of St. Maur,” founded in France in 1618, distinguished for its scholarship and literary works: suppressed during the French Revolution.

Origin of Maurist

1790–1800; St. Maur 6th-century French monk and disciple of St. Benedict + -ist Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for maurist

/ (ˈməʊrɪst) /


a member of a congregation of French Benedictine monks founded in 1621 and noted for its scholarly work

Word Origin for Maurist

C19: named after St Maurus, 6th-century disciple of St Benedict
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