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Servite

[sur-vahyt] /ˈsɜr vaɪt/
noun, Roman Catholic Church
1.
a member of an order of mendicant friars, founded in Florence in 1233, engaged in fostering devotion to the Virgin Mary.
Origin
1540-1550
1540-50; < Medieval Latin Servītēs. See serve, -ite1
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