Meaning of Hospitaler


Pronunciation: (hos'pi-tl-ur), [key]
— n.
  1. a member of the religious and military orderoriginating about the time of the first Crusade (1096–99) and taking its name from a hospital at Jerusalem.
  2. (l.c.) a person, esp. a member of a religious order, devoted to the care of the sick or needy in hospitals.
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