Knights of St. John of Jerusalem
- See under Hospitaler(def 1).
- a member of the religious and military order (Knights Hospitalers or Knights of St. John of Jerusalem) originating about the time of the first Crusade (1096–99) and taking its name from a hospital at Jerusalem.
- (lowercase) a person, especially a member of a religious order, devoted to the care of the sick or needy in hospitals.
Origin of Hospitaler
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