[ paw-list ]

nounRoman 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

Words Nearby Paulist Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Paulist in a sentence

  • Sybil was a simple and devout worshipper at the ritualistic altar; she bent humbly before the Paulist fathers.

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

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

  • 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.