[mair-ist, mar-] /ˈmɛər ɪst, ˈmær-/

noun, Roman Catholic Church.
a member of a religious order founded in Lyons, France, in 1816 for missionary and educational work in the name of the Virgin Mary.
a member of the Society of Mary, a religious congregation founded in 1824
(NZ) a teacher or pupil in a school belonging to the Marist Order
of a Marist


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