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Carmelite

[kahr-muh-lahyt] /ˈkɑr məˌlaɪt/
noun
1.
a mendicant friar belonging to a religious order founded at Mt. Carmel, Palestine, in the 12th century; White Friar.
2.
a nun belonging to this order.
adjective
3.
of or pertaining to Carmelites or their order.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English < Medieval Latin Carmelita, named after Carmel, first seat of the order; see -ite1
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Carmelite

/ˈkɑːməˌlaɪt/
noun (RC Church)
1.
a member of an order of mendicant friars founded about 1154; a White Friar
2.
a member of a corresponding order of nuns founded in 1452, noted for its austere rule
3.
(modifier) of or relating to the Carmelite friars or nuns
Word Origin
C14: from French; named after Mount Carmel, where the order was founded
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Word Origin and History for Carmelite
n.

c.1500, from Medieval Latin Carmelites, member of an order of mendicant friars (White Friars) founded 12c. by Berthold of Calabria on Mount Carmel in what is now northwest Israel.

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