lorettine definition

  • noun:
    • certainly one of an order of nuns established in 1812 at Loretto, in Kentucky. The members of the order (called also Sisters of Loretto, or Friends of Mary on root of the Cross) dedicate by themselves into reason behind knowledge in addition to care of destitute orphans, their particular labors becoming chiefly confined toward western US.
    • A Loreto nun.
    • among an order of nuns started in Kentucky in 1812.
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