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Meaning of AUGUSTINIAN

Pronunciation:  `ogu'stineeun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  one of the Catholic hermits of Saint Augustine
 

AUGUSTINIAN is a 11 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: Austin Friar
 
 See Also: anchorite, hermit, Roman Catholic

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Au`gus*tin"i*an\, a.
    Of or pertaining to St. Augustine, bishop of Hippo in
    Northern Africa (b. 354 -- d. 430), or to his doctrines.
    
    {Augustinian canons}, an order of monks once popular in
       England and Ireland; -- called also {regular canons of St.
       Austin}, and {black canons}.
    
    {Augustinian hermits} or {Austin friars}, an order of friars
       established in 1265 by Pope Alexander IV. It was
       introduced into the United States from Ireland in 1790.
    
    {Augustinian nuns}, an order of nuns following the rule of
       St. Augustine.
    
    {Augustinian rule}, a rule for religious communities based
       upon the 109th letter of St. Augustine, and adopted by the
       Augustinian orders.
    
    
    
    
  2. \Au`gus*tin"i*an\, n.
    One of a class of divines, who, following St. Augustine,
    maintain that grace by its nature is effectual absolutely and
    creatively, not relatively and conditionally.
    
    
 

 

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