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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A member of an order of nuns and monks established by St. Brigitta (Bridget), a Swedish princess, about 1344, under the Augustinian rule.
  • n. A member of a conventual order of virgins founded by St. Bridget of Ireland in the sixth century, which existed for several centuries in various parts of Europe.
  • Pertaining to St. Brigitta or to the order founded by her: as, Brigittine indulgence.


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