Hospitaler

Hospitaler

[hos-pi-tl-er]
noun
1.
a member of the religious and military order (Knights Hospitalers or Knights of St. John of Jerusalem) originating about the time of the first Crusade (1096–99) and taking its name from a hospital at Jerusalem.
2.
(lowercase) a person, especially a member of a religious order, devoted to the care of the sick or needy in hospitals.
Also, Hospitaller.


Origin:
1350–1400; hospital + -er1; replacing Middle English hospitalier < Middle French < Medieval Latin hospitālārius; see -ier2

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hospitaller or (US) hospitaler (ˈhɒspɪtələ)
 
n
a person, esp a member of certain religious orders, dedicated to hospital work, ambulance services, etc
 
[C14: from Old French hospitalier, from Medieval Latin hospitālārius, from hospitāle hospice; see hospital]
 
hospitaler or (US) hospitaler
 
n
 
[C14: from Old French hospitalier, from Medieval Latin hospitālārius, from hospitāle hospice; see hospital]

Hospitaller or (US) Hospitaler (ˈhɒspɪtələ)
 
n
a member of the order of the Knights Hospitallers
 
Hospitaler or (US) Hospitaler
 
n

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