or Hos·pi·tal·ler

[ hos-pi-tl-er ]

  1. 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.

  2. (lowercase) a person, especially a member of a religious order, devoted to the care of the sick or needy in hospitals.

Origin of Hospitaler

First recorded in1350–1400; hospital + -er1; replacing Middle English hospitalier, from Middle French, from Medieval Latin hospitālārius; see origin at -ier2

Words Nearby Hospitaler Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Hospitaler in a sentence

  • He must strike, as it were, the shield of no Hospitaler of unsteady seat, but that of the Templar himself.

    Modern Mythology | Andrew Lang
  • And this the Hospitaler shal charge them to learne without the booke, before they be delivered.

    The Story of London | Henry B. Wheatley