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Line breaks: re|li|gieux
Pronunciation: /rəlɪʒiˈəː

Definition of religieux in English:

noun (plural same)

A man bound by religious vows; a monk.
Example sentences
  • When he was twenty-nine years of age, he left his home and became a religieux.
  • He ever afterward wore, even when sitting in the Senate, the dress of a religieux.
  • The religieux of the order were called, or rather they called themselves, Unitarians.



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