Definition of Port-Royalist in English:

Port-Royalist

Pronunciation /pɔː(t)ˈrɔɪəlɪst/

noun

  • A member of the Port-Royal community, or an adherent of its work and doctrines.

adjective

  • Of or belonging to the Port-Royal community or its work and doctrines.

Origin

Early 18th century; earliest use found in Ephraim Chambers (?1680–1740), encyclopaedist. From the name of Port-Royal + -ist, probably after French Port-Royaliste.