US hospitaler

/ (ˈhɒspɪtələ) /

  1. a person, esp a member of certain religious orders, dedicated to hospital work, ambulance services, etc

Origin of hospitaller

C14: from Old French hospitalier, from Medieval Latin hospitālārius, from hospitāle hospice; see hospital

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British Dictionary definitions for Hospitaller (2 of 2)


US Hospitaler

/ (ˈhɒspɪtələ) /

  1. a member of the order of the Knights Hospitallers

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How to use hospitaller in a sentence

  • Sir Amory the hospitaller was struck down with an axe as he rushed before us from his sleeping-chamber.

    The White Company | Arthur Conan Doyle
  • According to the regulations there should have been one lady-hospitaller to each compartment.

  • I think the old hospitaller must interfere to prevent the success of this attempt, perhaps through the means of Alice.

    Sketches and Studies | Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • As for Alice, I see no necessity for her being anywise related to or connected with the old hospitaller.

    Sketches and Studies | Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Father Michael, the Father hospitaller, and a pair of brown-robed brothers came to the gate and spoke with me a while.