Definition of Religious order

1. Noun. A subdivision of a larger religious group.




Definition of Religious order

1. Noun. (religion) A lineage of communities and organizations of people who live in some way set apart from society in accordance with their specific religious devotion, usually characterized by the principles of its founder's religious practice. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Religious Order

religious ceremony
religious cult
religious doctrine
religious education
religious festival
religious holiday
religious leader
religious movement
religious music
religious mystic
religious mysticism
religious naturalism
religious naturalist
religious naturalists
religious offering
religious order (current term)
religious orders
religious orientation
religious outcast
religious person
religious philosophies
religious pluralism
religious residence
religious right
religious rite
religious ritual
religious school
religious sect
religious service
religious services

Literary usage of Religious order

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"From that time forward, each religious order has been a corporation of religious ... The religious order then is, properly speaking, an institute fully ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"From that time forward, each religious order has been a corporation of religious ... The religious order then is, properly speaking, an institute fully ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"From that time forward¡ each religious order has been a corporation of religious ... The religious order then is, properly speaking, an institute fully ..."

4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"If he is a novice in a religious order, he bec unes a regular in the widest sense of the word ; as such he is not bound by any vow, but he is protected by ..."

5. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Prelates who do not belong to a religious order, should wear the rochet over the soutane during Mass, in so far as this is convenient. ..."

6. A Theological Dictionary, Containing Definitions of All Religious Terms: A by Charles Buck (1815)
"Bernard was seconded by several others, who, forming a kind of society, were at length erected into a religious order by pope Nicholas III. under the rule ..."

7. Aquinas Ethicus: Or, The Moral Teaching of St. Thomas. A Translation of the by Thomas, Joseph Rickaby (1896)
"Thirdly, the study of letters is becoming in a religious order for a purpose that is common to every religious order, namely, for avoiding the wantonness of ..."

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