Port-royalist
Port-royalist Port-roy"al*ist, n. (Eccl. Hist.) One of the dwellers in the Cistercian convent of Port Royal des Champs, near Paris, when it was the home of the Jansenists in the 17th century, among them being Arnauld, Pascal, and other famous scholars. Cf. {Jansenist}. [1913 Webster]

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