Ursuline

[ ur-suh-lin, -lahyn, -leen, urs-yoo- ]
/ ˈɜr sə lɪn, -ˌlaɪn, -ˌlin, ˈɜrs yʊ- /

noun

Roman Catholic Church. a member of an order of nuns founded at Brescia, Italy, about 1537, devoted to teaching.

adjective

of or relating to the Ursulines.

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Origin of Ursuline

1685–95; Saint Ursul(a) + -ine1
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British Dictionary definitions for Ursuline

Ursuline
/ (ˈɜːsjʊˌlaɪn) /

noun

a member of an order of nuns devoted to teaching in the Roman Catholic Church: founded in 1537 at Brescia

adjective

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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