from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of the order of the Religious Servants of the Holy Virgin, founded in Florence in 1223.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of a mendicant order of monks and nuns, entitled the Religious Servants of the Holy Virgin, founded in Italy in the thirteenth century, and following the Augustine rule. By Innocent VIII. it was granted privileges and prerogatives equal to those enjoyed by the other mendicant orders.
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