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Hieronymite

[hahy-uh-ron-uh-mahyt, hahy-ron-]
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noun
  1. a member of a congregation of hermits named after St. Jerome.

Origin of Hieronymite

1720–30; < Latin Hieronym(us) Jerome + -ite1
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Historical Examples

  • There were Hieronymite nuns founded in 1375, who became very numerous.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 4

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