American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A student at a seminary.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as seminarist.
- n. Someone who studies at a seminary.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A member of, or one educated in, a seminary; specifically, an ecclesiastic educated for the priesthood in a seminary.
- n. a student at a seminary (especially a Roman Catholic seminary)
- seminary + -an (Wiktionary)
“It's disturbing that someone apparently self-identified as a seminarian has chosen to hijack a blog post about the problem of homosexuality in the priesthood in order to argue in favor of married priests and optional celibacy, as if that will stop bishops from choosing to ordain homosexuals contrary to Church law.”
“Formators should be directing the seminarian to this heart as if the seminarian were a thirsty man needing water.”
“Best of all, we get to see a number of interesting variations on it as she goes through a sort of magical striptease for the priest or rather the "seminarian," as he priggishly corrects anyone who calls him "Father".”
“The fact that you fail to acknowledge this - and make it very clear that you have in mind hetero men when you think "seminarian" - simply makes everything else you say sound less informed and therefore less persuasive.”
“The son of a small rural freeholder, a failed seminarian and ex-economics professor, Salazar ran the country from a sparsely furnished, unheated office.”
“The first abuse occurred in the early 1990s, when seminarian Martin Satchell molested the second-grader at St. Aloysius in suburban Bryn Mawr, sometimes in the bathroom, the lawsuit said.”
“A few years ago he gave a kidney to a fellow seminarian, now a priest.”
“For him, it's very strange, one of a person who was born in Vietnam and had to flee that country as a young boy and grew up without his parents here and then ended up, for personal reasons, spending most of his early adult life in the priesthood, or rather as a seminarian, a Jesuit seminarian.”
“Mr. HENDRIX: You know, for a Jesuit seminarian who spent most of his seminary career as a missionary in the poorest parts of the world, it's probably the most violent, harsh thing he's ever said.”
“For him, it's very strange - one of a person who was born in Vietnam and had to flee that country as a young boy, and grew up without his parents here and then ended up, for personal reasons, spending most of his early adult life in the priesthood - or rather, as a seminarian, a Jesuit seminarian.”
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