Definition of Paulist in US English:

Paulist

noun

  • 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.

adjective

  • Of or belonging to the Paulists.

noun

rare
  • = Paulista.

Origin

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.

Pronunciation

Paulist

/ˈpɔːlɪst/