The hospitarius, i.e. hospitaller, was the monk in charge of arrangements for guests at a monastery. [Lat. hospitarius = a host, one in charge of billeting arrangements]

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  • hospitaller — (US hospitaler) ► NOUN ▪ a member of a charitable religious order …   English terms dictionary

  • hospitaller — Hospitaler Hos pi*tal*er, n. [Written also {hospitaller}.] [F. hospitalier. See {Hospital}, and cf. {Hostler}.] 1. One residing in a hospital, for the purpose of receiving the poor, the sick, and strangers. [1913 Webster] 2. One of an order of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hospitaller — or Hospitaler noun Etymology: Middle English hospiteler, from Anglo French, from Medieval Latin hospitalarius, from Late Latin hospitale Date: 14th century a member of a religious military order established in Jerusalem in the 12th century …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Hospitaller — Hos·pi·tal·ler (hŏsʹpĭt l ər) n. Variant of Hospitaler. * * * …   Universalium

  • hospitaller — noun a) A person who attends visitors in a religious institution b) A member of any of several religious orders that cared for the sick in hospitals …   Wiktionary

  • hospitaller — Hos·pi·tal·ler || hÉ’spɪtlÉ™ n. person who belonged to a religious military group that was founded in Jerusalem in the 12th century by European crusaders to take care for needy and sick pilgrims; person who is a member of a religious order… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hospitaller — [ hɒspɪt(ə)lə] (US hospitaler) noun a member of a charitable religious order. Origin ME: from OFr. hospitalier, from med. L. hospitalarius, from hospitale (see hospital) …   English new terms dictionary

  • hospitaller — hos·pi·tal·ler …   English syllables

  • Hospitaller — /ˈhɒspətələ/ (say hospuhtuhluh) noun a member of a religious and military order of Knights Hospitallers, also called Knights of St John of Jerusalem, which was founded about the time of the first Crusade (1096–99) from a hospital and hostel… …   Australian English dictionary

  • hospitaller — /ˈhɒspɪtələ/ (say hospituhluh) noun a person, especially a member of a religious order, devoted to the care of the sick or needy in hospitals. Also, US, hospitaler. {Middle English, from Old French hospitalier, from hospital hospital} …   Australian English dictionary

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