Definition of Lorette

1. n. In France, a name for a woman who is supported by her lovers, and devotes herself to idleness, show, and pleasure; -- so called from the church of Notre Dame de Lorette, in Paris, near which many of them resided.



Definition of Lorette

1. Noun. (dated) A French woman who is supported by her lovers and devotes herself to idleness, show, and pleasure. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Lorette

1. a courtesan [n -S]

Medical Definition of Lorette

1. In France, a name for a woman who is supported by her lovers, and devotes herself to idleness, show, and pleasure; so called from the church of Notre Dame de Lorette, in Paris, near which many of them resided. Origin: F. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lorette

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lorette (current term)
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Literary usage of Lorette

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1. Paris and Environs: With Routes from London to Paris; Handbook for Travellers by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1891)
"Notre-Dame-de-lorette. Returning by the Boul. de Clichy to (2-3 min. ... 191), we now follow the Rue Fontaine and the Rue Notre-Dame-de-lorette to the ..."

2. The Maritime Provinces: A Handbook for Travellers : a Guide to the Chief by Moses Foster Sweetser, James R. Osgood and Company (1883)
"The * lorette Palls are near the mill, and are very pretty. ... from which the following note ia extracted : " The road to lorette Is tbrough St. ..."

3. Review of Historical Publications Relating to Canada by University of Toronto (1902)
"As a matter of fact, however, a group of Hurons had settled, under the guidance of the Jesuits, at Nouvelle lorette, well within the original limits of the ..."

4. The Maritime Provinces: A Handbook for Travellers : a Guide to the Chief by Moses Foster Sweetser (1875)
"Indian lorette (small inn) is 9 M. from Quebec, by the Little River Road. ... The * lorette Falls are near the mill, and are very pretty. ..."

5. The Complete Works of Gustave Flaubert: Embracing Romances, Travels by Gustave Flaubert, Ferdinand Brunetière (1904)
"He took hold of it; then he flung it on the sofa with an air of disgust. "Come, then! good-bye! 1 must go to Nôtre Dame de lorette. " "Hold on! ..."

6. A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels in by John Pinkerton (1812)
"At night we returned to lorette, having accurately examined the plants of rote we inhabited chiefly by ... lorette is a village three French miles to the ..."

7. The Northern Traveller, and Northern Tour: With the Routes to the Springs by Theodore Dwight, Henry Dilworth Gilpin (1830)
"lorette is an Indian village, with a Catholic church, and the stranger may furnish ... This river is well known to the lorette Indians, who represent the ..."

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