Carmelite

[ kahr-muh-lahyt ]
/ ˈkɑr məˌlaɪt /

noun

a mendicant friar belonging to a religious order founded at Mt. Carmel, Palestine, in the 12th century; White Friar.
a nun belonging to this order.

adjective

of or relating to Carmelites or their order.

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Origin of Carmelite

1400–50; late Middle English <Medieval Latin Carmelita, named after Carmel, first seat of the order; see -ite1
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British Dictionary definitions for Carmelite

Carmelite
/ (ˈkɑːməˌlaɪt) /

noun RC Church

a member of an order of mendicant friars founded about 1154; a White Friar
a member of a corresponding order of nuns founded in 1452, noted for its austere rule
(modifier) of or relating to the Carmelite friars or nuns

Word Origin for Carmelite

C14: from French; named after Mount Carmel, where the order was founded
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