Augustinian

Definition of Augustinian

Au`gus`tin´i`an
a.1.Of or pertaining to St. Augustine, bishop of Hippo in Northern Africa (b. 354 - d. 430), or to his doctrines.
Augustinian canons
an order of monks once popular in England and Ireland; - called also regular canons of St. Austin, and black canons.
Augustinian hermits
an order of friars established in 1265 by Pope Alexander IV. It was introduced into the United States from Ireland in 1790.
Augustinian nuns
an order of nuns following the rule of St. Augustine.
Augustinian rule
a rule for religious communities based upon the 109th letter of St. Augustine, and adopted by the Augustinian orders.
n.1.One of a class of divines, who, following St. Augustine, maintain that grace by its nature is effectual absolutely and creatively, not relatively and conditionally.

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Augustinian order, Austin Friar, friar, mendicant
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