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Gilbertine

/ˈɡɪlbətaɪn; -tɪn/
noun
1.
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
adjective
2.
of, relating to, or belonging to this order
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  • Differing from settlements of the gilbertine order, in which there were lay sisters also.

    Woman under Monasticism Lina Eckenstein
  • The property of the gilbertine canons was added in the xvi century.

    Cambridge Mildred Anna Rosalie Tuker
  • Yet if a pretty gilbertine would look her best, that must be her costume.

    In the South Seas Robert Louis Stevenson
  • gilbertine etiquette appears defective on the point of leave-taking.

    In the South Seas Robert Louis Stevenson
  • It was Dorothy, and not gilbertine, whom he had seen leaving the room.

    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
  • I wondered that even gilbertine's presence could keep Sinclair from doing so.

    Room Number 3 Anna Katharine Green
  • gilbertine will pardon us; it is about matters which must be settled to-night.

    Room Number 3 Anna Katharine Green
  • I am not surprised that gilbertine wondered at her peremptory bridegroom.

    Room Number 3 Anna Katharine Green
  • I did not like to discuss gilbertine, even with Dorothy, so I said nothing.

    Room Number 3 Anna Katharine Green

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