Definition of Sulpician in English:

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Pronunciation: /sʌlˈpɪʃɪən/


A member of a congregation of secular Roman Catholic priests founded in 1642 by a priest of St Sulpice, Paris, mainly to train candidates for holy orders.
Example sentences
  • But the friction thus caused was in no way due to Frontenac's dislike of the Sulpicians as an order.
  • Without informing the Mohawks, the Sulpicians write to France, proposing that they be granted the land.
  • Before this time, the French king had entrusted these lands to the Sulpicians to administer as seigneuries.


Relating to or denoting the Sulpicians.
Example sentences
  • This Sulpician priest was pastor of the Notre Dame parish, chaplain at Hotel Dieu, and also director and confessor for the pupils in the care of the Sisters of the Congregation.
  • The next year, the Sulpician superior dies, the engineer goes broke and the project stalls.
  • The Sulpician seminaries, above all the one in Paris, were famed for their solid orthodox teaching and high moral tone. I

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