Ursuline

Ursuline

[ur-suh-lin, -lahyn, -leen, urs-yoo-]
noun
1.
Roman Catholic Church. a member of an order of nuns founded at Brescia, Italy, about 1537, devoted to teaching.
adjective
2.
of or pertaining to the Ursulines.

Origin:
1685–95; Saint Ursul(a) + -ine1

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Ursuline (ˈɜːsjʊˌlaɪn)
 
n
1.  a member of an order of nuns devoted to teaching in the Roman Catholic Church: founded in 1537 at Brescia
 
adj
2.  of or relating to this order
 
[C16: named after St Ursula, patron saint of St Angela Merici, who founded the order]

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