Augustinian hermits
Augustinian 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. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]


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  • Augustinian canons — Augustinian 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. [1913 Webster] {Augustinian canons}, an order of monks once popular in England and Ireland; called also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Augustinian nuns — Augustinian 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. [1913 Webster] {Augustinian canons}, an order of monks once popular in England and Ireland; called also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Augustinian rule — Augustinian 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. [1913 Webster] {Augustinian canons}, an order of monks once popular in England and Ireland; called also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hermits of St. Augustine — The Hermits of St. Augustine (Ordo Sancti Augustini, O.S.A.), generally called Augustinians but not to be confused with the Augustinian Canons, are a Roman Catholic religious order which, although more ancient, were formally constituted in the… …   Wikipedia

  • Augustinian — Augustinianism, Augustinism /aw gus teuh niz euhm/, n. /aw geuh stin ee euhn/, adj. 1. pertaining to St. Augustine of Hippo, to his doctrines, or to any religious order following his rule. n. 2. Rom. Cath. Ch. a member of any of several religious …   Universalium

  • Augustinian order — noun any of several monastic orders observing a rule derived from the writings of St. Augustine • Hypernyms: ↑order, ↑monastic order • Hyponyms: ↑Augustinian Canons, ↑Augustinian Hermits, ↑Austin Friars • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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