seminarian

[ sem-uh-nair-ee-uh n ]
/ ˌsɛm əˈnɛər i ən /
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noun

a student in a theological seminary.

Nearby words

  1. seminal lake,
  2. seminal principle,
  3. seminal vesicle,
  4. seminally,
  5. seminar,
  6. seminary,
  7. semination,
  8. seminiferous,
  9. seminiferous epithelium,
  10. seminiferous tubule

Also sem·i·na·rist [sem-uh-ner-ist] /ˈsɛm ə nər ɪst/.

Origin of seminarian

First recorded in 1575–85; seminary + -an

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British Dictionary definitions for seminarian

seminarian

/ (ˌsɛmɪˈnɛərɪən) /

noun

a student at a seminary
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Word Origin and History for seminarian

seminarian

n.

"seminary student," 1580s, from seminary + -ian.

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