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A member of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, a Roman Catholic order founded in 1732 by Saint Alphonsus Liguori (1696-1787).

[French rédemptoriste, from Late Latin redēmptor, redeemer, from Latin, contractor, from redēmptus, past participle of redimere, to buy back; see redeem.]


(Roman Catholic Church) RC Church a member of a religious congregation founded in 1732 to do missionary work among the poor
[C19: from French redemptoriste, from Old French or Latin redemptor, from Latin redimere, see redeem]


(rɪˈdɛmp tər ɪst)

a member of the Roman Catholic Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, an order of priests and lay brothers founded by St. Alphonsus Liguori in 1732.
[1825–35; < French rédemptoriste < Late Latin redēmptor (Latin redēm-, variant s. of redimere to redeem)]


a member of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, a Catholic order devoted to the education of the poor.
See also: Monks and Nuns
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