Hospitaler Hos"pi*tal*er, n. [Written also {hospitaller}.] [F. hospitalier. See {Hospital}, and cf. {Hostler}.] 1. One residing in a hospital, for the purpose of receiving the poor, the sick, and strangers. [1913 Webster]

2. One of an order of knights who built a hospital at Jerusalem for pilgrims, A. D. 1042. They were called Knights of St. John of Jerusalem, and after the removal of the order to Malta, Knights of Malta. [1913 Webster]

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  • Hospitaler — or Hospitaller [häs′pit΄ l ər] n. [ME < OFr hospitalier < ML < hospitalarius < LL hospitale] [occas.h ] a member of a religious military society (Knights of Malta) organized during the Middle Ages to care for the sick and needy …   English World dictionary

  • Hospitaler — Ursprünglich ist der Hospitalarius ein Geistlicher, der das Armen und Krankenhaus (Hospital) an Stiften und Klöstern betreut. Die Hospitaler wurden zur Zeit der Kreuzzüge zur Kollektivbezeichnung für die neuen Orden, die im Pilger und… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Hospitaler — noun see Hospitaller …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Hospitaler — /hos pi tl euhr/, n. 1. 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. 2. (l.c.) a …   Universalium

  • hospitaler — hos|pi|ta|ler Mot Agut Adjectiu variable …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • hospitaler — Hos·pi·tal·er || hÉ’spɪtlÉ™ n. person who belonged to a religious military group that was founded in Jerusalem in the 12th century by European crusaders to take care for needy and sick pilgrims; person who is a member of a religious order who …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hospitaler — hos·pi·tal·er …   English syllables

  • Hospitaler — Hos•pi•tal•er or Hos•pi•tal•ler [[t]ˈhɒs pɪ tl ər[/t]] n. why a member of a religious and military order originating about the time of the first Crusade (1096–99) and taking its name from a hospital at Jerusalem • Etymology: 1350–1400; ME… …   From formal English to slang

  • hospitaler — Another spelling for hospitaller …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • hospitaler — US var. of HOSPITALLER …   Useful english dictionary

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