or Hos·pi·tal·ler

[ hos-pi-tl-er ]
/ ˈhɒs pɪ tl ər /


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.

Origin of Hospitaler

1350–1400; hospital + -er1; replacing Middle English hospitalier < Middle French < Medieval Latin hospitālārius; see -ier2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Examples from the Web for hospitaler

  • And this the hospitaler shal charge them to learne without the booke, before they be delivered.

    The Story of London|Henry B. Wheatley
  • He must strike, as it were, the shield of no Hospitaler of unsteady seat, but that of the Templar himself.

    Modern Mythology|Andrew Lang