Hieronymite

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Hieronymite (Eccl) See Jeronymite.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hieronymite 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.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Hieronymite one of the many hermit orders established in the course of the 13th and 14th centuries
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From St. Hieronymus, or Jerome
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. Hieronymus, Jerome.

Usage

In literature:

The Hieronymites in the monastery are pious monks.
"Barbara Blomberg, Complete" by Georg Ebers
There were Hieronymite nuns founded in 1375, who became very numerous.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 4" by Various
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