Seminarian Sem`i*na"ri*an, Seminarist Sem"i*na*rist, n. [Cf. F. s['e]minariste.] A member of, or one educated in, a seminary; specifically, an ecclesiastic educated for the priesthood in a seminary. [1913 Webster]

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  • seminarian — [sem′ə nə ristsem΄ə ner′ē ən] n. a student at a seminary (usually a theological seminary): also Chiefly Brit. seminarist [sem′ə nə rist] …   English World dictionary

  • seminarian — [[t]se̱mɪne͟əriən[/t]] seminarians N COUNT A seminarian is a student at a seminary …   English dictionary

  • seminarian — seminary ► NOUN (pl. seminaries) ▪ a training college for priests or rabbis. DERIVATIVES seminarian noun seminarist noun. ORIGIN Latin seminarium seed plot, seminary , from semen seed …   English terms dictionary

  • seminarian — noun Date: 1794 a student in a seminary especially of the Roman Catholic Church …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • seminarian — /sem euh nair ee euhn/, n. a student in a theological seminary. Also, seminarist /sem euh neuhr ist/. [1575 85; SEMINARY + AN] * * * …   Universalium

  • seminarian — noun Someone who studies at a seminary …   Wiktionary

  • seminarian — sem|i|nar|i|an [ ,semı neriən ] noun count a student who goes to a seminary …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • seminarian — n. student at a theological seminary …   English contemporary dictionary

  • seminarian — sem·i·nar·i·an …   English syllables

  • seminarian — sem•i•nar•i•an [[t]ˌsɛm əˈnɛər i ən[/t]] also sem•i•na•rist [[t]ˈsɛm ə nər ɪst[/t]] n. rel a student in a theological seminary • Etymology: 1575–85 …   From formal English to slang

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