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Hospitaler

or Hospitaller

[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.
Origin of Hospitaler
1350-1400
1350-1400; hospital + -er1; replacing Middle English hospitalier < Middle French < Medieval Latin hospitālārius; see -ier2
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  • He must strike, as it were, the shield of no Hospitaler of unsteady seat, but that of the Templar himself.

    Modern Mythology Andrew Lang
  • And this the Hospitaler shal charge them to learne without the booke, before they be delivered.

    The Story of London Henry B. Wheatley

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