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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.
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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
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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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Xavier

[ˈzeɪvɪəʳ] NJavier
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The Life of Xavier Lavalle(Reviewed by Rene Talland.
"Xavier returned from I do not know where at midnight, absorbed in calculations on the eternal question of his Aurora--la belle Aurore, whom I begin to hate.
"'Xavier Lavalle, in the name of the Law, descend arid submit to process for outrage of domicile.'
"Xavier, roused from his calculations, comprehending only the last words: 'Outrage of domicile?
All Meudon attended in the streets, and my Xavier, after a long time comprehending what he had done, excused himself in a thousand apologies.
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.
Xavier Rabourdin, deeply impressed by the trials and poverty which he witnessed in the lives of the government clerks, endeavored to ascertain the cause of their growing deterioration.
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.
The Regiment would pay for you all the time you are at the Military Orphanage; or you might go on the Punjab Masonic Orphanage's list (not that he or you 'ud understand what that means); but the best schooling a boy can get in India is, of course, at St Xavier's in Partibus at Lucknow.' This took some time to interpret, for Bennett wished to cut it short.
Francis Xavier's Church, Camberwell, and he was coming from a Camberwell deathbed to see the new offices of his friend.
In addition to these establishments, there is a Roman Catholic cathedral, dedicated to Saint Francis Xavier; and a hospital, founded by the munificence of a deceased resident, who was a member of that church.