Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A member of a seminary; specifically, a Roman Catholic priest educated in a foreign seminary.

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  • noun A student training to be a priest at a Roman Catholic seminary.
  • noun A member of a seminar.

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  • noun a student at a seminary (especially a Roman Catholic seminary)

Etymologies

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From seminary +‎ -ist.

Examples

  • The last was a young seminarist, who set himself to compose a sermon in his sleep.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Walsingham spies therefore frequently offered to carry letters for him, and eventually the treacherous Gilbert Gifford a seminarist who afterwards got himself made priest in order to carry on his deceits with less suspicion contrived a channel of correspondence, in which every letter was sent to or from Mary passed through the hands of Elizabeth's decipherer Thomas Phellips, and was copied by him.

    Mary Queen of Scots

  • Walsingham spies therefore frequently offered to carry letters for him, and eventually the treacherous Gilbert Gifford a seminarist who afterwards got himself made priest in order to carry on his deceits with less suspicion contrived a channel of correspondence, in which every letter was sent to or from Mary passed through the hands of Elizabeth's decipherer Thomas Phellips, and was copied by him.

    Archive 2007-12-02

  • Having found in the solemn headmaster of the College Saint – Louis a tutor to whom my uncle delegated his authority, at the age of eighteen I had gone through all the classes; I left school as innocent as a seminarist, full of faith, on quitting

    Honorine

  • Having found in the solemn headmaster of the College Saint – Louis a tutor to whom my uncle delegated his authority, at the age of eighteen I had gone through all the classes; I left school as innocent as a seminarist, full of faith, on quitting

    Honorine

  • In the pension there's a new lodger, an ex-seminarist from Seville with plenty of spirit, who brings in some impressive young ladies every now and then.

    The Shadow of the Wind

  • Now, the ex seminarist is M. Daudet's daily companion and literary agent; it is he who makes all the necessary arrangements with editors and publishers, and several of Daudet's later writings have been dictated to him.

    The Idler Magazine, Volume III., July 1893 An Illustrated Monthly

  • Descended from a Corsican family, this personage came to Rome when very young, about 1835, and at first became a seminarist.

    The French Immortals Series — Complete

  • Maréchal, seminarist at Maissin; the Rev. Father Gillet, Benedictine of

    The New York Times Current History: the European War, February, 1915

  • Stendhal got the idea for it from an incident that at the time made a great stir; a young seminarist killed his mistress, was tried and guillotined.

    The Summing Up

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