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/ˈɡɪlbətaɪn; -tɪn/
a member of a Christian order founded in approximately 1135 by St Gilbert of Sempringham, composed of nuns who followed the Cistercian rule and Augustinian canons who ministered to them. It was the only religious order of English origin and never spread to Europe
of, relating to, or belonging to this order
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  • There was a gilbertine monastery at Cambridge, and Mannyng may have been there on business connected with his order.

  • Differing from settlements of the gilbertine order, in which there were lay sisters also.

    Woman under Monasticism Lina Eckenstein
  • As has already (p. 376) been suggested, this literature is best understood as a product of the gilbertine movement.

  • The property of the gilbertine canons was added in the xvi century.

    Cambridge Mildred Anna Rosalie Tuker
  • The Monasticon gives very effective representations (after Hollar) of the gilbertine monk and nun.

  • Yet if a pretty gilbertine would look her best, that must be her costume.

    In the South Seas Robert Louis Stevenson
  • The gilbertine Order “for some centuries maintained its sanctity and credit; afterwards it departed greatly from both.”

    In Convent Walls Emily Sarah Holt
  • It was Dorothy, and not gilbertine, whom he had seen leaving the room.

    Room Number 3 Anna Katharine Green
  • It was gilbertine Murray, sitting alone in an attitude of deep, and possibly not altogether happy thought.

    Room Number 3 Anna Katharine Green
  • It may have been Dorothy who took the box and it may have been gilbertine.

    Room Number 3 Anna Katharine Green

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