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[suhl-pish-uh n]
noun Roman Catholic Church.
  1. a member of a society of secular priests founded in France in 1642, engaged chiefly in training men to teach in seminaries.
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Origin of Sulpician

1780–90; < French sulpicien, after la Campagnie de Saint Sulpice the Society of St. Sulpice, named after the church where its founder was pastor; see -ian
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  • The Sulpician priests had from the first been ardent friends of the Montrealers.

    Canada: the Empire of the North

    Agnes C. Laut

  • Did this Sulpician, spiritual, cold and ambitious, ever feel the charm of the great trees of her park?

  • The Fathers of the Sulpician Order, by virtue of a grant in the year 1663, were proprietors of the whole of this rich district.

  • Sulla's soldiers were impatient for the plunder of Asia, and he therefore contented himself with repealing the Sulpician laws.

    A Smaller History of Rome

    William Smith and Eugene Lawrence

  • This offer was accepted and, on July 10, 1791, four Sulpician priests arrived in Baltimore.