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Carmelite

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noun Car·mel·ite \ˈkär-mə-ˌlīt\

Definition of Carmelite

  1. :  a member of the Roman Catholic mendicant Order of Our Lady of Mount Carmel founded in the 12th century

Carmelite

adjective


Origin and Etymology of carmelite

Middle English, from Medieval Latin carmelita, from Carmel Mount Carmel, Palestine


First Known Use: 15th century


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