from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of an order of nuns founded in 1812 at Loretto, in Kentucky. The members of the order (called also Sisters of Loretto, or Friends of Mary at the Foot of the Cross) devote themselves to the cause of education and the care of destitute orphans, their labors being chiefly confined to the western United States.
  • n. A Loreto nun.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of an order of nuns founded in Kentucky in 1812.


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