from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A member of a Roman Catholic religious order founded in Italy in 1720 by Saint Paul of the Cross (1694-1775) and dedicated to promoting devotion to the Passion of Christ chiefly by missionary work.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A member of a Roman Catholic religious institute with a special emphasis on the Passion of Jesus Christ.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A member of a religious order founded in Italy in 1737, and introduced into the United States in 1852. The members of the order unite the austerities of the Trappists with the activity and zeal of the Jesuits and Lazarists. Called also Barefooted Clerks of the Most Holy Cross.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A member of a Roman Catholic order, called in full “Congregation of the Discaleed Clerks of the most holy Cross and Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
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