[ hos-pi-tl-er ]
/ ˈhɒs pɪ tl ər /
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a member of the religious and military order (Knights Hospitalers, or Knights of St. John of Jerusalem ) originating about the time of the first Crusade (1096–99) and taking its name from a hospital at Jerusalem.
(lowercase) a person, especially a member of a religious order, devoted to the care of the sick or needy in hospitals.
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