Also called Knights of St John of Jerusalem. a military religious order founded about the time of the first crusade (1096–99) among European crusaders. It took its name from a hospital and hostel in Jerusalem Full name Knights of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem
noun 1. an international fraternal and benevolent organization of Roman Catholic men, founded in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1882.
noun 1. a secret workingmen’s organization formed in 1869 to defend the interests of labor.
noun 1. the order of Hospitalers.
noun 1. a fraternal order founded in Washington, D.C., in 1864.