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[ suh-lee-zhuh n, -shuh n ]
/ səˈli ʒən, -ʃən /
a member of the Society of St. Francis de Sales, a congregation founded in Turin in 1845 and engaged chiefly in missionary and educational work.
of or relating to St. Francis de Sales or the Salesians.
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British Dictionary definitions for salesian
/ (səˈliːzjən, -ʒjən) /
of or relating to St Francis of Sales or to the religious orders founded by him or by St John Bosco in his nameSee also Visitation (def. 2)
a member of a Salesian order, esp a member of the Society of St Francis of Sales founded in Turin by St John Bosco (1854), and dedicated to all types of educational work
Word Origin for Salesian
C19: from Sales
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