Servite
noun Etymology: Medieval Latin Servitae, plural, Servites, from Latin servus Date: circa 1550 a member of the mendicant Order of Servants of Mary founded in Florence, Italy, in 1233 • Servite adjective

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  • servite — ⇒SERVITE, subst. masc. RELIG. Religieux membre d un ordre fondé à Florence au XIIIe s. qui unit aux pratiques de l ascétisme les travaux du sacerdoce, notamment la prédication et l apostolat missionnaire. Le général des Servites. Sept marchands… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Servite — Serv ite, n. [It. servita.] (R.C.Ch.) One of the order of the Religious Servants of the Holy Virgin, founded in Florence in 1223. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Servite — /serr vuyt/, n. Rom. Cath. Ch. a member of an order of mendicant friars, founded in Florence in 1233, engaged in fostering devotion to the Virgin Mary. [1540 50; < ML Servites. See SERVE, ITE1] * * * ▪ Roman Catholicism member of  Order of the… …   Universalium

  • servite — (sèr vi t ) s. m. Membre d un ordre religieux professant une dévotion particulière pour la Vierge, fondé au XIIIe siècle. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Lat. servitae ou servi beatae Mariae, DU CANGE …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Servite — [ sə:vʌɪt] noun a friar or nun of the Catholic religious order of the Servants of Blessed Mary. Origin from med. L. Servitae (plural), from L., from Servi Beatae Mariae, the formal title of the order …   English new terms dictionary

  • servite — ser·vite …   English syllables

  • Servite — /ˈsɜvaɪt/ (say servuyt) noun Roman Catholic Church a member of an order of mendicant friars, founded in 1233 in Florence …   Australian English dictionary

  • servite — ˈsərˌvīt noun ( s) Usage: capitalized Etymology: Medieval Latin Servitae (plural), from Latin servus slave + itae, plural of ita ite : a member of a mendicant order of friars founded at Florence in 1233 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Servite High School — articleissues laundrylists=April 2008 refimprove=April 2008Infobox Private School background = #f0f6fa border = #ccd2d9 name = Servite High School imagesize = 200px established = 1958 type = Private religion = Roman Catholic ratio = 15:1 head… …   Wikipedia

  • Servite Order — Santissima Annunziata Basilica, Florence, the mother church of the Servite Order The Servite Order is one of the five original Catholic mendicant orders. Its objects are the sanctification of its members, preaching the Gospel, and the propagation …   Wikipedia

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