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Servite

[sur-vahyt]
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noun Roman Catholic Church.
  1. a member of an order of mendicant friars, founded in Florence in 1233, engaged in fostering devotion to the Virgin Mary.

Origin of Servite

From the Medieval Latin word Servītēs, dating back to 1540–50. See serve, -ite1
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Examples from the Web for servite

Historical Examples

  • Born in 1513, he entered the Servite order in the cloister of the Annunziata.

    Renaissance in Italy: Italian Literature

    John Addington Symonds

  • The money was a thank-offering from a woman for having been absolved from a vow by one of the Servite priests.

  • He died before this work was completed, of hydropsy, and was buried in the Servite Church.

  • Meantime the Servite brothers of the Annunziata were growing impatient for the completion of their altar-piece.

  • Pretending to be repentant and charitable, he sent poisoned bread and wine to the Servite monastery.


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