Definition of Maurist in English:

Maurist

adjective

  • Of or relating to the French Benedictine congregation of St Maur, founded in 1618 and famous for its scholarship.

noun

  • A member of the congregation of St Maur.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Alban Butler (1709–1773), Roman Catholic priest and hagiographer. From the name of the French Benedictine Congregation of St-Maur, founded in 1618 (from the name of St Maur, French form of the name of St Maurus (d. 584), a Roman disciple of St Benedict, and founder of the abbey of Glanfeuil (afterwards St-Maur-sur-Loire), adopted as patron of the congregation) + -ist.

Pronunciation

Maurist

/ˈmɔːrɪst/