adjective (chiefly of members of certain religious orders) without shoes; unshod; barefoot.
dis·cal·ce·ate [dis- kal-see-it, -eyt] /dɪsˈkæl si ɪt, -ˌeɪt/
Origin of discalced 1625–35;
part translation of
dis- dis- 1
past participle of
to fit with shoes (
) a shoe, derivative of
) heel +
-ātus -ate 1
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Examples from the Web for discalced Historical Examples of discalced
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.
discalced religious, as I said, established this province. British Dictionary definitions for discalced adjective barefooted: used to denote friars and nuns who wear sandals Word Origin for discalced
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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