Salesian

[ suh-lee-zhuhn, -shuhn ]

noun
  1. 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.

adjective
  1. of or relating to St. Francis de Sales or the Salesians.

Origin of Salesian

1
St. Francis of Sales + -ian

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British Dictionary definitions for Salesian

Salesian

/ (səˈliːzjən, -ʒjən) /


adjective
  1. of or relating to St Francis of Sales or to the religious orders founded by him or by St John Bosco in his name: See also Visitation (def. 2)

noun
  1. 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

Origin of Salesian

1
C19: from Sales

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