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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).]
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(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]
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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]
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|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"
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