Carmelite


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Car·mel·ite

 (kär′mə-līt′)
n.
1. A monk or mendicant friar belonging to the Roman Catholic order of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, founded in 1155. Also called White Friar.
2. A member of a community of nuns of this order, founded in 1452.

Car′mel·ite′ adj.

Carmelite

(ˈkɑːməˌlaɪt)
n
1. (Roman Catholic Church) a member of an order of mendicant friars founded about 1154; White Friar
2. (Roman Catholic Church) a member of a corresponding order of nuns founded in 1452, noted for its austere rule
3. (Roman Catholic Church) (modifier) of or relating to the Carmelite friars or nuns
[C14: from French; named after Mount Carmel, where the order was founded]

Car•mel•ite

(ˈkɑr məˌlaɪt)

n.
1. a mendicant friar belonging to a religious order founded at Mt. Carmel, Palestine, in the 12th century.
2. a nun belonging to this order.
adj.
3. of or pertaining to Carmelites or their order.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Medieval Latin Carmelita, after Carmel]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Carmelite - a Roman Catholic friar wearing the white cloak of the Carmelite orderCarmelite - a Roman Catholic friar wearing the white cloak of the Carmelite order; mendicant preachers
Carmelite order, Order of Our Lady of Mount Carmel - a Roman Catholic mendicant order founded in the 12th century
friar, mendicant - a male member of a religious order that originally relied solely on alms
Adj.1.Carmelite - of or relating to the Carmelite friars; "Carmelite monasteries"
Translations

Carmelite

[ˈkɑːməlaɪt]
A. ADJcarmelita
B. Ncarmelita mf

Carmelite

nKarmelit(in) m(f), → Karmeliter(in) m(f)

Carmelite

[ˈkɑːməˌlaɪt] ncarmelitano/a
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