of or dedicated to the Virgin Mary, esp., of any of several such educational and missionary societies founded in the 19th cent.
Origin of MaristFrench Mariste ; from Marie, Mary
a member of a Marist society
- A member of the Society of Mary, a congregation of Roman Catholic missionary priests founded in 1836.
- A member of the Little Brothers of Mary, a Roman Catholic teaching congregation founded in 1817.
Origin of MaristFrench Mariste, from Marie, the Virgin Mary, from Late Latin Maria; see marionette.