having taken the vows of, or been received into, a religious order.
Origin: 1300–50; Middle English Related forms
(in religious sense) < Medieval Latin profess
) (special use of Latin professus,
past participle of profitērī
to declare publicly, equivalent to pro- pro-1
combining form of fatērī
to acknowledge + -tus
past participle suffix, with tt
) + -ed2
is always a great word to know.
So is callithumpian. Does it mean: