- (chiefly of members of certain religious orders) without shoes; unshod; barefoot.
Also dis·cal·ce·ate [dis-kal-see-it, -eyt] /dɪsˈkæl si ɪt, -ˌeɪt/.
Origin of discalced
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Examples from the Web for discalced
The Discalced Nuns are foremost in their efforts to spread this devotion.
Now the province of the discalced Franciscans has the same title.
He petitioned that our discalced religious be ordered to retire.
Its administration is in charge of discalced Augustinian fathers.
The discalced religious, as I said, established this province.
- barefooted: used to denote friars and nuns who wear sandals
C17: from Latin discalceātus, from dis- 1 + calceātus shod, from calceāre to provide with shoes, from calceus shoe, from calx heel
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