a member of a congregation of hermits named after St. Jerome.
Origin of Hieronymite
1720–30; < Latin Hieronym(us) Jerome + -ite1
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Examples from the Web for hieronymite
There were Hieronymite nuns founded in 1375, who became very numerous.