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Xa·vi·er

 (zā′vē-ər, zăv′ē-), Saint Francis 1506-1552.
Spanish Jesuit missionary. A cofounder of the Society of Jesus (1534) with Ignatius of Loyola, he established missions in Japan, Ceylon, and the East Indies.

Xavier

(ˈzeɪvɪə; ˈzæv-; Spanish xaˈβjɛr)
n
(Biography) Saint Francis, known as the Apostle of the Indies. 1506–52, Spanish missionary, who was a founding member of the Jesuit society (1534) and later preached in Goa, Ceylon (Sri Lanka), the East Indies, and Japan. Feast day: Dec 3

Xa•vi•er

(ˈzeɪ vi ər, ˈzæv i-, ˈzeɪ vyər)

n.
Saint Francis (Francisco Javier), 1506–52, Spanish Jesuit missionary.
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Noun1.Xavier - Spanish missionary and Jesuit who establish missionaries in Japan and Ceylon and the East Indies (1506-1552)
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[ˈzeɪvɪəʳ] NJavier
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The Life of Xavier Lavalle(Reviewed by Rene Talland.
That I do not regret, for the mayor's wife and I are not sympathetic; but when Xavier uproots my pet araucaria and bears it across the garden into the conservatory I protest at the top of my voice.
All Meudon attended in the streets, and my Xavier, after a long time comprehending what he had done, excused himself in a thousand apologies.
And on the next day, while the mayor rebuilds his roof, her Xavier departs anew for the Aurora Borealis, there to commence his life's work.
Xavier Rabourdin fell desperately in love with Mademoiselle Celestine Leprince, then seventeen years of age, who had all the matrimonial claims of a dowry of two hundred thousand francs.
So, in her paroxysms of thwarted ambition, in the moments when her wounded vanity gave her terrible shooting pains, Celestine turned upon Xavier Rabourdin.
Unfortunately, Xavier considered the true principles of this admirable machine of civil service very little understood at the period when he began his labor of reform in 1820.
When 10-year-old Xavier Elliott's father returned from Iraq, where he served in the U.
NEW ORLEANS, May 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Trustees of Xavier University of Louisiana announced today that it has unanimously elected Dr.
Xavier University has signed an agreement with MakerBot, to bring a MakerBot Innovation Center to the university's campus.
In what appears to be a rapist getting a dose of his own medicine, Inquisitr reported on Saturday that Daryell Dickson Meneses Xavier, a Brazilin jujitsu instruction, allegedly raped his eight-month-old stepson, Michael Star, who was confined on Sept 27 at the Anchieta Hospital but died two days after.
The longest-serving university president in the country, Norman Francis of Xavier University of Louisiana, will retire after the 2014-15 academic year, nearly 47 years after he took office.