Meaning of AUGUSTINIAN in English


I. ˌȯ-gə-ˈsti-nē-ən noun

Date: 1534

1. : a member of an Augustinian order ; specifically : a friar of the Hermits of St. Augustine founded in 1256 and devoted to educational, missionary, and parish work

2. : a follower of St. Augustine

II. adjective

Date: 1653

1. : of or relating to St. Augustine or his doctrines

2. : of or relating to any of several orders under a rule ascribed to St. Augustine

• Au·gus·tin·i·an·ism -nē-ə-ˌni-zəm noun

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