Sorbonne

[sawr-bon, -buhn; French sawr-bawn]
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noun

the seat of the faculties of arts and letters of the University of Paris.
a theological college founded in Paris in 1253 by Robert de Sorbon, suppressed in 1792, and ceasing to exist about 1850.

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Sorbonne

noun

the Sorbonne a part of the University of Paris containing the faculties of science and literature: founded in 1253 by Robert de Sorbon as a theological college; given to the university in 1808
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Word Origin and History for sorbonne

Sorbonne

1560, from Sorbon, place name in the Ardennes. Theological college in Paris founded early 13c. by Robert de Sorbon (b.1201), chaplain and confessor of Louis IX. Influential 16c.-17c., suppressed during the Revolution.

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