noun Etymology: French mariste, from Marie Mary Date: circa 1872 a member of the Roman Catholic Society of Mary founded by Jean Claude Colin in France in 1816 and devoted to education

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  • Marist — is an adjectival noun, the word is derived from the name Mary in particular Mary the Mother of Jesus Christ. The term Marist refers to organisations that are linked to (or whose origins are linked to) the religious orders that began as the… …   Wikipedia

  • Marist — [mar′ist, mer′ist] adj. [Fr Mariste < Marie, MARY1] of or dedicated to the Virgin Mary; esp., of any of several such educational and missionary societies founded in the 19th cent. n. a member of a Marist society …   English World dictionary

  • Marist — /mair ist, mar /, n. Rom. Cath. Ch. a member of a religious order founded in Lyons, France, in 1816 for missionary and educational work in the name of the Virgin Mary. [1875 80; < F Mariste. See MARY, IST] * * * …   Universalium

  • Marist — 1. noun A member of any of several Roman Catholic organizations named after the Virgin Mary 2. adjective Of or pertaining to these organizations or their members …   Wiktionary

  • Marist — Ma|rịst 〈m. 16〉 Angehöriger der kath. Gesellschaft zur Verehrung Mariens * * * Ma|rịst, der; en, en [frz. mariste, zu Marie = Maria]: Angehöriger einer 1816 gegründeten kath. Priesterkongregation …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Marist — Ma|rịst 〈m.; Gen.: en, Pl.: en〉 Angehöriger der Gesellschaft zur Verehrung Mariens (Societas Mariae), die sich die Südseemission zur Aufgabe gemacht hat …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • Marist — n. member of Roman Catholic order of Mary (mother of Jesus) founded in France in 1816 devoted to education …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Marist — [ mɛ:rɪst, marɪst] noun 1》 a member of the Society of Mary, a Roman Catholic missionary and teaching order. 2》 a member of the Little Brothers of Mary, a Roman Catholic teaching order. Origin C19: from Fr. Mariste, from Marie, equivalent of Mary …   English new terms dictionary

  • marist — mar·ist …   English syllables

  • Marist — Mar•ist [[t]ˈmɛər ɪst, ˈmær [/t]] n. rel a member of a Roman Catholic religious order founded in Lyons, France, in 1816 for missionary and educational work in the name of the Virgin Mary • Etymology: 1875–80; < F Mariste …   From formal English to slang

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