[ur-suh-lin, -lahyn, -leen, urs-yoo-]
- Roman Catholic Church. a member of an order of nuns founded at Brescia, Italy, about 1537, devoted to teaching.
- of or relating to the Ursulines.
Origin of Ursuline
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for ursuline
You shall enter the convent with as rich a dowry as ever accompanied an Ursuline.The Golden Dog
The Ursuline Convent was also visited and an address received.The Life of King Edward VII
J. Castell Hopkins
To-day this fine building, or what is left of it, has become an Ursuline boarding-house.Rambles in Brittany
Who, at least in Boston, forgets the destruction of the Ursuline Convent?Auricular Confession and Popish Nunneries
The call was answered in the establishment of the Ursuline Convent.Count Frontenac
William Dawson LeSueur
- a member of an order of nuns devoted to teaching in the Roman Catholic Church: founded in 1537 at Brescia
- of or relating to this order
C16: named after St Ursula, patron saint of St Angela Merici, who founded the order