noun, plural re·li·gieuses [ruh-lee-zhyœz] /rə liˈʒyœz/. French.
- relieving arch,
- religion, freedom of,
Examples from the Web for religieuse
She became a religieuse very young, and declared her intention of never marrying.Forty Thousand Miles Over Land and Water|Lady (Ethel Gwendoline [Moffatt]) Vincent
Im like a leopard and Im like a poet and Im like a religieuse and Im like an outlaw.I, Mary MacLane|Mary MacLane
It is all very well for Mademoiselle Susan, but you are not created for a religieuse.A Modern Chronicle, Complete|Winston Churchill
The religieuse slipped to the floor at the girl's side, and covered the small hands with kisses.Mlle. Fouchette|Charles Theodore Murray
She retired to the hills and lived as a religieuse until the Later Han.
Word Origin for religieuse
"a nun, a religious woman," 1690s, from French, fem. of religieux "monk," noun use of adjective meaning "religious" (see religious). As a type of pastry, attested from 1929.