from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Roman Catholic Church A member of an Oratory.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Oratorical.
  • n. See Fathers of the Oratory, under oratory.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as oratorical.
  • n. Eccles., a priest of the oratory. See oratory, 4.
  • Of or pertaining to one of a religious society known as The Oratory, especially to the English branch of The Oratory of St. Philip Neri, a congregation of the Fathers of the Oratory, at Brompton.


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