Definition of Saint Francis Xavier

1. Noun. Spanish missionary and Jesuit who establish missionaries in Japan and Ceylon and the East Indies (1506-1552).

Exact synonyms: Xavier
Generic synonyms: Missionary



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Saint Francis Xavier

Saint Crispin
Saint David
Saint David's Day
Saint Denis
Saint Dominic
Saint Edward the Confessor
Saint Edward the Martyr
Saint Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton
Saint Elmo's fire
Saint Elmo's fires
Saint Elmo's light
Saint Emilion
Saint Eustatius
Saint Francis
Saint Francis River
Saint Francis Xavier (current term)
Saint Gallen
Saint George
Saint Gregory I
Saint Helena
Saint Helenian
Saint Helenians
Saint Helier
Saint Ignatius
Saint Ignatius' itch
Saint Ignatius of Loyola
Saint James
Saint James the Apostle
Saint Jerome

Literary usage of Saint Francis Xavier

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1. The South in the Building of the Nation: A History of the Southern States by Walter Lynwood Fleming (1909)
"... 1831 Fenwick opened the Athenaeum, afterwards known as the College of Saint Francis Xavier. The remainder of his life was spent attending to the work of ..."

2. The Americana: A Universal Reference Library, Comprising the Arts and ...by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines (1912)
"Saint Francis Xavier was born in Spain, of one of the noblest families of the kingdom of Navarre. After the usual collegiate studies in his own country, ..."

3. Plain Talk about the Protestantism of To-day by Louis Gaston de Ségur (1868)
"Sales, a Saint Francis Xavier, a Saint Teresa, and those honest and honorable men, whose life is often quoted for a proof of the truth of Protestantism ! ..."

4. The History of Portugal: From the Commencement of the Monarchy to the Reign by Edward McMurdo (1889)
"... Diu—Departure of Martiin Affonso de Sousa—Saint Francis Xavier, the Apostle of the Indies—D. Joao de Castro is appointed Governor of India—Second ..."

5. The History of Portugal: From the Commencement of the Monarchy to the Reign by Edward McMurdo (1889)
"... da Gama—Expedition to the Red Sea— Taking of the fortress of Diu—Departure of Martim Affonso de Sousa—Saint Francis Xavier, the Apostle of the Indies—D. ..."

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