Ursuline [ur-suh-lin, -lahyn, -leen, urs-yoo-] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. Roman Catholic Church. a member of an order of nuns founded at Brescia, Italy, about 1537, devoted to teaching.


  1. of or relating to the Ursulines.

Origin of Ursuline 1685–95; Saint Ursul(a) + -ine1 Examples from the Web for ursuline Historical Examples of ursuline

  • You shall enter the convent with as rich a dowry as ever accompanied an Ursuline.

    The Golden Dog

    William Kirby

  • The Ursuline Convent was also visited and an address received.

    The Life of King Edward VII

    J. Castell Hopkins

  • To-day this fine building, or what is left of it, has become an Ursuline boarding-house.

    Rambles in Brittany

    Francis Miltoun

  • Who, at least in Boston, forgets the destruction of the Ursuline Convent?

    Auricular Confession and Popish Nunneries

    William Hogan

  • The call was answered in the establishment of the Ursuline Convent.

    Count Frontenac

    William Dawson LeSueur

  • British Dictionary definitions for ursuline Ursuline noun

    1. a member of an order of nuns devoted to teaching in the Roman Catholic Church: founded in 1537 at Brescia


    1. of or relating to this order

    Word Origin for Ursuline C16: named after St Ursula, patron saint of St Angela Merici, who founded the order

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