[ suhl-pish-uh n ]
/ sʌlˈpɪʃ ən /

noun Roman Catholic Church.

a member of a society of secular priests founded in France in 1642, engaged chiefly in training men to teach in seminaries.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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