from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.
  • noun A monk or nun belonging to one of the religious congregations following the rule of St. Basil.
  • noun 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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