from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A member of the community of Basilian monks of the Armenian rite who took refuge in the West and were assigned the church of St. Bartholomew, in Genoa, in 1307. The community was finally suppressed in 1650.
  • noun One of a congregation of secular priests following a rule drawn up by Bartholomew Holzhausen, in Germany, in 1640. They spread to Hungary, Poland, and Spain, but, under this name, became extinct after 1700.


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