Theatine

noun
The·​a·​tine | \ ˈthē-ə-ˌtīn How to pronounce Theatine (audio) , -ˌtēn \

Definition of Theatine

: a priest of the Order of Clerks Regular founded in 1524 in Italy by St. Cajetan and Gian Pietro Caraffa to reform Catholic morality and combat Lutheranism

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Theatine adjective

First Known Use of Theatine

circa 1598, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Theatine

New Latin Theatinus, from Latin Teatinus inhabitant of Chieti, from Teate Chieti, Italy

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The first known use of Theatine was circa 1598

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“Theatine.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Theatine. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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