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Loretto +‎ -ine, after Loretto, Kentucky, USA, where the order was founded.


Lorettine (plural Lorettines)

  1. One of a Roman Catholic order of nuns of the nineteenth century, devoting themselves to education and the care of destitute orphans.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for Lorettine in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)