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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The reader must now cross the Seine with us and follow us to the door of the Carmelite Convent in the Rue Saint Jacques.
'In plain words,' he said, 'the priest of the Catholic chapel close by has converted her; and she is now a novice in a convent of Carmelite nuns in the West of England.
That is not very amusing, but we expect a Carmelite from Paris who will do the duty of our almonry, and who, we are assured, speaks very well, which will keep us awake, whereas our present almoner always sends us to sleep.
You and your poor aunt are worse off than Carmelite nuns in their cells.
The salon had lately been rehung in gold-colored silk with carmelite touches.
People swarmed more than you can see on a feast-day round the miraculous Holy Image in the yard of the Carmelite Convent down in the plains where, before he left his home, he drove his mother in a wooden cart--a pious old woman who wanted to offer prayers and make a vow for his safety.
where be all those unshod Carmelites, for whom old Front-de-B uf founded the convent of St Anne, robbing his heir of many a fair rood of meadow, and many a fat field and close where be the greedy hounds now?
Dearly as she loved them, she shuddered to think what some of those Carmelites would be like when they were as old as he--especially the dramatic critic and the Iron Man.
"My dear Cousin, I think I shall make up my mind to set out for Bethune, where my sister has placed our little servant in the convent of the Carmelites; this poor child is quite resigned, as she knows she cannot live elsewhere without the salvation of her soul being in danger.
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