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a mendicant friar belonging to a religious order founded at Mt. Carmel, Palestine, in the 12th century; White Friar.
a nun belonging to this order.
of or relating to Carmelites or their order.
Historical Examples

And he smiled to think how his Carmelite companion would start, if he knew when first he used those words.
If, Yes and Perhaps Edward Everett Hale

At that time a sisterhood of Carmelite nuns was driven from France to Antwerp.
The Birthright Joseph Hocking

Along with the amulets the so-called conception-billets, which the Carmelite monks sell for a small sum, are of manifold use.
The Magic of the Middle Ages Viktor Rydberg

If he belongs to the Carmelite convent, why does he not wear their habit?
Mauprat George Sand

He gave her comfort, and announced to her her vocation as a Carmelite.
The Cathedral Joris-Karl Huysmans

John was sober; the other was eating like a Carmelite and drinking like a Franciscan.
Mauprat George Sand

I have told yonder Carmelite the purpose of the contracts, and engaged with him to draw them.
Anne of Geierstein Walter Scott

You, at all events, my Olivia, can never become a Carmelite or a Magdalen.
Tales And Novels, Volume 8 (of 10) Maria Edgeworth

A friend of ours brought me news, lately, that she has become a Carmelite.
Mariquita John Ayscough

One knew not whom to approach to break the news to the poor Carmelite.
The Memoirs of Madame de Montespan, Complete Madame La Marquise De Montespan

noun (RC Church)
a member of an order of mendicant friars founded about 1154; a White Friar
a member of a corresponding order of nuns founded in 1452, noted for its austere rule
(modifier) of or relating to the Carmelite friars or nuns

c.1500, from Medieval Latin Carmelites, member of an order of mendicant friars (White Friars) founded 12c. by Berthold of Calabria on Mount Carmel in what is now northwest Israel.


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