from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In popular usage, one of a religious order properly entitled Brethren of the Christian Schools (which see, under
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The latter, whether layman or 'frère ignorantin,' engages to teach, besides "reading, writing and decimal arithmetic," "the catechism adopted by the Empire."
-- Exemption is granted as a favor only to the ignorantin brothers and to seminarians assigned to the priesthood.