Hospitaller

noun
Hos·​pi·​tal·​ler | \ ˈhä-(ˌ)spi-tᵊl-ər How to pronounce Hospitaller (audio) \
variants: or Hospitaler

Definition of Hospitaller

: a member of a religious military order established in Jerusalem in the 12th century

First Known Use of Hospitaller

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Hospitaller

Middle English Hospiteler, Hospitaler, borrowed from Anglo-French Hospiteler, borrowed from Medieval Latin Hospitālārius, from Hospitāle, the Hospital of the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem (from hospitāle "residence for pilgrims and travelers") + Latin -ārius -ary entry 1 — more at hospital

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“Hospitaller.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hospitaller. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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