Pronunciation: (ô'gu-stēn", ô-gus'tin, u-gus'-), [key]
1. Saint, a.d. 354–430, one of the Latin fathers in the early Christian Church; author; bishop of Hippo in N Africa.
2. Saint, (Austin) died a.d. 604, Roman monk: headed group of missionaries who landed in England a.d. 597 and began the conversion of the English to Christianity; first archbishop of Canterbury 601–604.
3. a male given name, form of Augustus.
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