Brigittine

noun
Brig·​it·​tine | \ ˈbrijə̇ˌtēn \
variants: or Bridgettine
plural -s

Definition of Brigittine

: a member of a religious order founded in Sweden about 1344

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History and Etymology for Brigittine

after St. Brigit or Bridget †1373 Swedish nun and mystic, its founder

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“Brigittine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Brigittine. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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