[ur-suh-lin, -lahyn, -leen, urs-yoo-]
  1. of or relating to the Ursulines.

Origin of Ursuline

1685–95; Saint Ursul(a) + -ine1
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  1. a member of an order of nuns devoted to teaching in the Roman Catholic Church: founded in 1537 at Brescia
  1. of or relating to this order

Word Origin for Ursuline

C16: named after St Ursula, patron saint of St Angela Merici, who founded the order
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