from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In popular usage, one of a religious order properly entitled Brethren of the Christian Schools (which see, under brother).


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  • The latter, whether layman or 'frère ignorantin,' engages to teach, besides "reading, writing and decimal arithmetic," "the catechism adopted by the Empire."

    The Modern Regime, Volume 2

  • -- Exemption is granted as a favor only to the ignorantin brothers and to seminarians assigned to the priesthood.

    The Modern Regime, Volume 1


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