Seton definition by Webster's New World
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- Seton, Saint Elizabeth Ann (born Elizabeth Ann Bayley) (1774-1821); Am. Rom. Catholic leader: 1st native-born Am. saint: her day is Jan. 4
- Seton, Ernest Thompson (born Ernest Seton Thompson) 1860-1946; U.S. naturalist, writer, & illustrator, born in England
Seton definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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, Saint Elizabeth Ann Bayley Known as “Mother Seton.” 1774-1821.
American religious leader. A widowed mother of five, she converted to Catholicism (1805), opened a parochial school in Maryland, and founded a religious order, the Sisters of Charity (1809). She was the first native-born American to be canonized (1975).
seton - Medical Definition
Material such as thread, wire, or gauze that is passed through subcutaneous tissues or through a cyst in order to form a sinus or fistula.