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

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British Dictionary definitions for hospitaller (1 of 2)


US hospitaler

/ (ˈhɒspɪtələ) /


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

Word Origin for hospitaller

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

British Dictionary definitions for hospitaller (2 of 2)


US Hospitaler

/ (ˈhɒspɪtələ) /


a member of the order of the Knights Hospitallers
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