Definitions for ursulineˈɜr sə lɪn, -ˌlaɪn, -ˌlin
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Ur•su•lineˈɜr sə lɪn, -ˌlaɪn, -ˌlin(n.)
a member of an order of nuns founded at Brescia, Italy, about 1537, devoted to teaching.
(adj.)of or pertaining to the Ursulines.
Origin of Ursuline:
1685–95; Saint Ursul (a ) + -ine1
One of a Roman Catholic female religious order whose patron saint is .
one of an order of nuns founded by St. Angela Merici, at Brescia, in Italy, about the year 1537, and so called from St. Ursula, under whose protection it was placed. The order was introduced into Canada as early as 1639, and into the United States in 1727. The members are devoted entirely to education
of or pertaining to St. Ursula, or the order of Ursulines; as, the Ursuline nuns