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Definition of nuns

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Loreto Lo*ret"o, or Loretto Lo*ret"to, nuns uns [From Loreto, a city in Italy famous for its Holy House, said to be that in which Jesus lived, brought by angels from Nazareth.] (R. C. Ch.) Members of a congregation of nuns founded by Mrs. Mary Teresa Ball, near Dublin, Ireland, in 1822, and now spread over Ireland, India, Canada, and the United States. The nuns are called also Ladies of Loreto. They are engaged in teaching girls.
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Nun Nun, n. [OE. nunne, AS. nunne, fr. L. nonna nun, nonnus monk; cf. Gr. ?, ?; of unknown origin. Cf. Nunnery.] 1. A woman devoted to a religious life, who lives in a convent, under the three vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience. They holy time is quiet as a nun Breathless with adoration. --Wordsworth. 2. (Zo["o]l.) (a) A white variety of domestic pigeons having a veil of feathers covering the head. (b) The smew. (c) The European blue titmouse. Gray nuns (R. C. Ch.), the members of a religious order established in Montreal in 1745, whence branches were introduced into the United States in 1853; -- so called from the color or their robe, and known in religion as Sisters of Charity of Montreal. Nun buoy. See under Buoy.

Meaning of nuns from wikipedia

- Nuns A nun is a member of a religious community of women, typically living under vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience in the enclosure of a monastery...
- several years of inactivity, Miro, Olener, and Raphael reformed The Nuns. The Nuns during this period tilted more towards Miro's new wave-influenced rock...
- nuns at Hippo Regius (Epist., ccxi, Benedictine ed.) is the most ancient example on which the beginnings of this Augustinian Rule are based. The nuns...
- as Turchine Nuns or Blue Nuns, founded by Bl. Maria Vittoria De Fornari Strata; Order of the Most Holy Savior, known as Bridgettine nuns and monks, founded...
- Madrid The Nun (2013 film), a 2013 French film The Nun (2018 film), an American horror film and part of The Conjuring franchise The Nuns, a U.S. punk...
- In some Semitic languages, such as Literary Arabic, nunation (Arabic: تَنوِين‎ tanwīn) is the addition of one of three vowel diacritics (Arabic: حَرَكَات‎...
- Canada in 1973 to commemorate the Grey Nuns. In 2011, Grey Nuns Motherhouse, the former motherhouse of the Grey Nuns in Montreal, now part of Concordia University...
- Valak and joins the nuns in desperate prayer to ward off the demon. When the group reunites, Irene discovers that none of the nuns she had seen and talked...
- justice. In different years, the nuns have tackled different themes. In 2012, the nuns aimed to draw attention to nuns' work with the poor and to protest...
- of early Carmelite history have survived. A parallel order of Carmelite nuns was formalised in 1452. The charism (or spiritual focus) of the Carmelite...
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