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Piarist

[ pahy-er-ist ]
/ ˈpaɪ ər ɪst /
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noun

a member of a Roman Catholic teaching congregation founded in Rome in 1597.

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Origin of Piarist

1835–45; <New Latin piār(um), in phrase (patrēs scholārum) piārum (fathers) of religious (schools) + -ist
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