Ursuline [ur-suh-lin, -lahyn, -leen, urs-yoo-] ExamplesWord Origin noun
- Roman Catholic Church. a member of an order of nuns founded at Brescia, Italy, about 1537, devoted to teaching.
- of or relating to the Ursulines.
Origin of Ursuline 1685–95; Saint+ 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 Ursuline Convent was also visited and an address received.
J. Castell Hopkins
To-day this fine building, or what is left of it, has become an Ursuline boarding-house.
Who, at least in Boston, forgets the destruction of the Ursuline Convent?
The call was answered in the establishment of the Ursuline Convent.
William Dawson LeSueur
British Dictionary definitions for ursuline Ursuline noun
- a member of an order of nuns devoted to teaching in the Roman Catholic Church: founded in 1537 at Brescia
- 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