Definition of Marianite in English:

Marianite

adjective

  • Designating a Catholic missionary and nursing congregation of women (the Marianite Sisters of the Holy Cross) founded in Le Mans in 1841; designating a member of this congregation.

noun

  • A member of a Christian sect or congregation based on particular veneration of the Virgin Mary. In quot. 1906: = Mariavite.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Catholic World. From Marian + -ite; in use as adjective after French Marianite.

Pronunciation

Marianite

/ˈmɛːrɪənʌɪt/