Servite

[ sur-vahyt ]
/ ˈsɜr vaɪt /

noun Roman Catholic Church.

a member of an order of mendicant friars, founded in Florence in 1233, engaged in fostering devotion to the Virgin Mary.

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Origin of Servite

From the Medieval Latin word Servītēs, dating back to 1540–50. See serve, -ite1
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