religieuse

[ ruh-lee-zhyœz ]
/ rə liˈʒyœz /
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noun, plural re·li·gieuses [ruh-lee-zhyœz] /rə liˈʒyœz/. French.

a woman belonging to a religious order, congregation, etc.

Nearby words

  1. relieving arch,
  2. relievo,
  3. relig.,
  4. religate,
  5. relight,
  6. religieux,
  7. religion,
  8. religion, freedom of,
  9. religionism,
  10. religiose

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British Dictionary definitions for religieuse

religieuse

/ French (rəliʒjøz) /

noun

a nun

Word Origin for religieuse

C18: feminine of religieux

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Word Origin and History for religieuse

religieuse

n.

"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.

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