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[hos-pi-tl-er] /ˈhɒs pɪ tl ər/

a member of the religious and military order (Knights Hospitalers or Knights of St. John of Jerusalem) originating about the time of the first Crusade (1096–99) and taking its name from a hospital at Jerusalem.
(lowercase) a person, especially a member of a religious order, devoted to the care of the sick or needy in hospitals.
a person, esp a member of certain religious orders, dedicated to hospital work, ambulance services, etc
a member of the order of the Knights Hospitallers


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