One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1In India, especially the former Portuguese colony of Goa: a Jesuit. Now historical.
2A member of the Missionary Society of St Paul the Apostle, founded in 1858 as a Roman Catholic organization for missionary work in New York.
Of or belonging to the Paulists.
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in George Havers (fl. 1665). From the name of St Paul + -ist<br>late 18th century; earliest use found in Reinhold Forster (1729–1798). From the male forename Paul + -ist, after French Pauliste.
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