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religieux

[ ruh-lee-zhyœ ]
/ rə liˈʒyœ /
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adjective
religious; devout; pious.
noun, plural re·li·gieux.
a person under monastic vows.
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Origin of religieux

First recorded in 1640–50; from French, Old French religious religious
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British Dictionary definitions for religieux

religieux
/ French (rəliʒjø) /

noun plural -gieux (-ʒjø)
a member of a monastic order or clerical body

Word Origin for religieux

C17: from Latin religiōsus religious
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