noun Roman Catholic Church.
  1. a member of the “Missionary Society of St. Paul the Apostle,” a community of priests founded in New York in 1858.

Origin of Paulist

First recorded in 1880–85; Paul + -ist Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for paulist

Historical Examples of paulist

  • That's one of the Paulist Fathers, who's goin' to make the speech and bless the flag.

    Torchy and Vee

    Sewell Ford

  • I asked a noble Paulist father whom I met once on a railroad train.

    That Last Waif

    Horace Fletcher

  • There was no time to visit the schools, to whose improvement the Paulist Government attaches high importance.

    South America To-day

    Georges Clemenceau

  • The opening up of the interior led, about the year 1750, to the conquest of the Paulist Republic.

  • That city has, also, a conciliar seminary in charge of the Paulist fathers, and two hospitals subordinate to the miter.