Vincentian
noun Date: 1854 1. a member of the Roman Catholic Congregation of the Mission founded by St. Vincent de Paul in Paris, France, in 1625 and devoted to missions and seminaries 2. a native or inhabitant of the island of St. Vincent • Vincentian adjective

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  • Vincentian — can refer to:*Vincentian Studies Institute *A citizen of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines *A member of one of the Catholic orders or societies in the Vincentian Family, including **Society of Saint Vincent de Paul **Congregation of Priests of the …   Wikipedia

  • Vincentian — Vin*cen tian, a. Of or pertaining to Saint Vincent de Paul, or founded by him. [R.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vincentian — Vin*cen tian, n. (R. C. Ch.) (a) Same as {Lazarist}. (b) A member of certain charitable sisterhoods. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vincentian — /vin sen sheuhn/, Rom. Cath. Ch. n. 1. Also called Lazarist. a member of the Congregation of the Mission, founded in France in 1625, engaged chiefly in conducting missions and clerical seminaries. adj. 2. of or pertaining to St. Vincent de Paul… …   Universalium

  • Vincentian — 1. noun a) A citizen of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines b) A member of one of the Catholic orders or societies in the (organizations inspired by the life and work of ). 2. adjective Of, or pertaining to, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines …   Wiktionary

  • Vincentian — n. Lazarist, member of the Roman Catholic Congregation of the Mission which was founded in 1625 by St. Vincent de Paul in Paris (France) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • vincentian — vin·cen·tian …   English syllables

  • Vincentian — /vɪnˈsɛnʃən/ (say vin senshuhn) noun 1. a member of the Congregation of the Mission, founded in France in 1625 as a charitable association by Saint Vincent de Paul. –adjective 2. of or relating to Saint Vincent de Paul or the association founded… …   Australian English dictionary

  • vincentian — I. vinˈsenchən noun ( s) Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: Saint Vincent de Paul died 1660 French Roman Catholic priest + English an, n. suffix 1. : a member of a Roman Catholic society of priests founded in 1625 by St. Vincent de Paul and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Vincentian Family — refers to organizations that are inspired by the life and work of St. Vincent de Paul, a 17th century priest who transformed the face of France. He directly founded the Confraternities of Charity (today known as the A.I.C.) the Congregation of… …   Wikipedia

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