- a woman belonging to a religious order, congregation, etc.
Examples from the Web for religieuse
Again the searching eyes of the religieuse surveyed me; she sighed slightly.Vendetta
Im like a leopard and Im like a poet and Im like a religieuse and Im like an outlaw.I, Mary MacLane
The religieuse slipped to the floor at the girl's side, and covered the small hands with kisses.Mlle. Fouchette
Charles Theodore Murray
The religieuse hovered sleepily in the background with an overdue and neglected dose.Tono Bungay
H. G. Wells
A religieuse sleeps in each dortoir; the beds have not even curtains, so that there is the most perfect surveillance.Journal in France in 1845 and 1848 with Letters from Italy in 1847
T. W. (Thomas William) Allies
- a nun
Word Origin and History for religieuse
"a nun, a religious woman," 1690s, from French, fem. of religieux "monk," noun use of adjective meaning "religious" (see religious). As a type of pastry, attested from 1929.