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Barefoot or wearing sandals. Used of certain religious orders.

[From Latin discalceātus : dis-, dis- + calceātus, shod (from calceus, shoe, from calx, calc-, heel).]


(Ecclesiastical Terms) barefooted: used to denote friars and nuns who wear sandals
[C17: from Latin discalceātus, from dis-1 + calceātus shod, from calceāre to provide with shoes, from calceus shoe, from calx heel]



also dis•cal•ce•ate

(-ˈkæl si ɪt, -ˌeɪt)

barefoot: discalced monks.
[1625–35; Latin discalceātus=dis- dis-1 + calceātus, past participle of calceāre to fit with shoes, derivative of calceus shoe]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.discalced - (used of certain religious orders) barefoot or wearing only sandals; "discalced friars"
faith, religion, religious belief - a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny; "he lost his faith but not his morality"
calced, shod - used of certain religious orders who wear shoes
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by the Calced Carmelites, who didn't like his involvement with the reforming Discalced Carmelites, only to be cast aside in the end by the reformers for being too moderate.
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Lehfeldt's study of Ana de San Agustin's autobiography of her life as a Discalced Carmelite nun.
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