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Hospitaler

[hos-pi-tl-er] /ˈhɒs pɪ tl ər/
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
1350-1400; hospital + -er1; replacing Middle English hospitalier < Middle French < Medieval Latin hospitālārius; see -ier2
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British Dictionary definitions for Hospitaler

hospitaller

/ˈhɒspɪtələ/
noun
1.
a person, esp a member of certain religious orders, dedicated to hospital work, ambulance services, etc
Word Origin
C14: from Old French hospitalier, from Medieval Latin hospitālārius, from hospitāle hospice; see hospital

Hospitaller

/ˈhɒspɪtələ/
noun
1.
a member of the order of the Knights Hospitallers
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