Servite

noun
Ser·​vite | \ ˈsər-ˌvīt How to pronounce Servite (audio) \

Definition of Servite

: a member of the mendicant Order of Servants of Mary founded in Florence, Italy, in 1233

Other Words from Servite

Servite adjective

First Known Use of Servite

circa 1550, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Servite

New Latin Servita, from Medieval Latin servus "servant" (after the order's Latin name Ordo Servorum Beatae Mariae Virginis "Order of the Servants of the Blessed Virgin Mary") + -ita -ite entry 1 — more at serve entry 1

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The first known use of Servite was circa 1550

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“Servite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Servite. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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