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Ursuline

[ur-suh-lin, -lahyn, -leen, urs-yoo-] /ˈɜr sə lɪn, -ˌlaɪn, -ˌlin, ˈɜrs yʊ-/
noun
1.
Roman Catholic Church. a member of an order of nuns founded at Brescia, Italy, about 1537, devoted to teaching.
adjective
2.
of or pertaining to the Ursulines.
Origin
1685-1695
1685-95; Saint Ursul(a) + -ine1
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Ursuline

/ˈɜːsjʊˌlaɪn/
noun
1.
a member of an order of nuns devoted to teaching in the Roman Catholic Church: founded in 1537 at Brescia
adjective
2.
of or relating to this order
Word Origin
C16: named after St Ursula, patron saint of St Angela Merici, who founded the order
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