Definition of Basil, St in English:

Basil, St

proper noun

  • (c.330–79), Doctor of the Church, bishop of Caesarea; known as St Basil the Great. Brother of St Gregory of Nyssa, he staunchly opposed Arianism and put forward a monastic rule which is still the basis of monasticism in the Eastern Church. Feast day, 14 June.

Pronunciation

Basil, St

/ˈbaz(ə)l/