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Theatine

[ thee-uh-tin, -tahyn, -teen ]
/ ˈθi ə tɪn, -ˌtaɪn, -ˌtin /
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noun
a member of a congregation of regular clerics, founded in Italy in 1524 to combat Protestantism and promote higher morality among Roman Catholics.
a member of a congregation of nuns, founded in Italy in 1583 under the direction of the Theatine fathers.
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Origin of Theatine

First recorded in 1590–1600, Theatine is from the New Latin word Theatēnus of Chieti, Italy, where one of the founders held the archbishopric
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