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  • n. One who works in a nunnery or monastery, caring for the nuns who became ill, as well as caring for other old and sick people living in the nunnery.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A person dwelling in, or having charge of, an infirmary, esp. in a monastic institution.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An officer in a monastery who has charge of the quarters for the sick.

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