Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A hermit of any order of St. Jerome (Hieronymus.) The principal order was established about 1370, by the Portuguese Vasco and the Spaniard Peter Ferdinand Pecha. They possessed three famous convents, Guadalupe, St. Just, to which Charles V. of Germany retired after his abdication, and the Escurial. They are now found only in America. In succeeding years there arose independent orders of Hieronymites, as the Hermits of St. Hieronymus of Lombardy, the Congregation of Fiesole, etc., all of which are comparatively unimportant.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Eccl.) See jeronymite.
“The hieronymite nuns founded by Maria Garcias, who died 10 February,”
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