Definition of Augustinian

1. Noun. A Roman Catholic friar or monk belonging to one of the Augustinian monastic orders.

Group relationships: Augustinian Order
Generic synonyms: Friar, Mendicant
Specialized synonyms: Austin Friar



Definition of Augustinian

1. a. Of or pertaining to St. Augustine, bishop of Hippo in Northern Africa (b. 354 -- d. 430), or to his doctrines.

2. n. One of a class of divines, who, following St. Augustine, maintain that grace by its nature is effectual absolutely and creatively, not relatively and conditionally.

Definition of Augustinian

1. Adjective. of, or relating to St Augustine of Hippo ¹

2. Adjective. of, or relating to several religious orders influenced by him ¹

3. Noun. a follower of St Augustine, of his doctrines ¹

4. Noun. a friar of monk of any Augustinian order ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Augustinian

1. A member of one of the religious orders called after St. Augustine; an Austin friar. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Augustinian

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Hence the augustinian Order of to-day has only a tenth of the monasteries ... Another monastery of the augustinian Hermits in Rome is that of S. Augustinus ..."

2. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"Although much indebted to Aristotle and citing him continuously, he did not belong to the Aristotelians, but remained an augustinian Platonist. ..."

3. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"Most of the congregations of augustinian canons had convents of nuns, ... For England sec JW Clark, Observances in tue at the augustinian Priory at Barnwell ..."

4. Catalogue of the Historical Library of Andrew Dickson White, First President by Andrew Dickson White, George Lincoln Burr (1889)
"15X11.8; half-length portrait of Luther as augustinian monk, facing a little to the right, holding an open book in his hands ; he stands beneath an arch ..."

5. The Cambridge Modern History by Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1907)
"The convents which had reformed associated themselves together into what was called the Congregation. The reformed augustinian ..."

6. The Reformation by George Park Fisher (1906)
"... the formularies of the Church of England are augustinian, in distinction from Calvinistic.' Yet it is admitted by candid scholars that at the 1 "In das, ..."

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