from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Relating to St. Basil the Great, a Greek father of the Christian church in the fourth century, or to the monastic rule given by him.
- n. A monk or nun belonging to one of the religious congregations following the rule of St. Basil.
- n. One of a congregation of priests devoted to the education of young men for the priesthood, founded in 1800 by the archbishop of Vienne, France.
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