Definition of Basilian in English:


Line breaks: Ba¦sil|ian
Pronunciation: /bəˈzɪlɪən


  • Relating to St Basil the Great, or the order of monks and nuns following his monastic rule: a Basilian school in France
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    • He offers this volume, then, as an extended commentary on selected Basilian texts, one that takes account of modern developments in Basilian studies.
    • He says that motto is applied by Basilian educators to athletics in order to ‘educate the whole person, in mind, body and spirit.’
    • The Basilian model of organized charitable and social work has been followed in more recent times.


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  • A Basilian monk or nun: the principles he had absorbed from the Basilians
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    • In 1958, the Basilians assumed responsibility for the community and the parish was renamed St. Basil's.
    • He has accepted to co-ordinate the invitation to Basilians in the area.
    • The Basilians were responsible for the missions in Alberta.

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