piarist definition

  • noun:
    • among a religious purchase that the regular clerks associated with Scuole Pie (spiritual schools), an institute of additional knowledge, launched at Rome in the last years of the sixteenth century.
    • within the Roman Catholic Church, a member of this Pauline Congregation associated with the mommy of God, a secular order founded at Rome by Joseph Calasanza about 1600 and sanctioned many years later.
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