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Religious order   /rɪlˈɪdʒəs ˈɔrdər/   Listen
Religious order

A subdivision of a larger religious group.  Synonyms: religious sect, sect.

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"Religious order" Quotes from Famous Books

... too indifferent to trouble him: why should he ally himself with Puritans and enthusiasts to attack the Government which at once supported and tied its hands? On the other side, we find such lovers of the established religious order as Burke associated with free-thinkers like Tom Paine and Horne Tooke. Tooke might agree with Voltaire in private, but he could not air his opinions to a party which relied in no small measure on the political zeal of sound dissenters. Dissent, in fact, meant something like atheism ...
— Hours in a Library - New Edition, with Additions. Vol. II (of 3) • Leslie Stephen

... little or no conception of progress as the word is now used. There could doubtless be improvement in detail. Men could be wiser and better or more ignorant and perverse. But the assumption was that in general the social, economic, and religious order was ...
— The Mind in the Making - The Relation of Intelligence to Social Reform • James Harvey Robinson

... which her sex was announced, the King had promised the Baron de Ribaumont that she should be the wife of his young son, and that all the possessions of the house should be settled upon the little couple, engaging to provide for the Chevalier's disappointed heir in some commandery of a religious order of knighthood. ...
— The Chaplet of Pearls • Charlotte M. Yonge

... had always been of opinion that the secular clergy in England were more hardly treated than the regulars. They were expected to have the absolute detachment of monks, without the support that a Religious Order gives to its subjects. They were given the standards of the cloister in the seminary, and then tumbled out into life in the world. No one in authority seemed anxious not to discourage a young secular ...
— Great Possessions • Mrs. Wilfrid Ward

... that which is required for religious perfection is to be found in every religious order. Now there are some religious who lead a married life. Therefore religious perfection does not ...
— Summa Theologica, Part II-II (Secunda Secundae) • Thomas Aquinas

... an official institution that came into existence by the decree of a sovereign. Although religious in its original elements and impulses, there was nothing in its origin to remind us of the foundation of a religious order. It would be useless to search for the place of its birth or for the name of its founder. It was born everywhere at once, and has been everywhere at the same time the natural effect of the same aspirations and the same needs. "There was a moment when people everywhere felt the necessity of tempering ...
— The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 5 • Various

... comprehensive catalogue of eclipses, solar and lunar together, will be found in the well-known French work, L'Art de verifier les Dates,[145] compiled by a member of the religious order of St. Maur. One volume of this famous work contains eclipses from the year 1001 B.C. to the Christian Era, whilst another volume gives a similar catalogue from the year 1 A.D. to 2000 A.D. The other volumes deal with chronological matters only. Although not strictly a work ...
— The Story of Eclipses • George Chambers

... cholera than those which were there." Dr. Londe stated cases of the spontaneous development of the disease in different individuals—of a French Lady confined to her bed, during two months previous to her attack of cholera, of which she died in twenty-two hours—of a woman of a religious order, who had been confined to her bed for six months, and while crossing a balcony, the aspect of which was to the Vistula, was attacked with cholera, and died within four hours. Dr. Londe, among other proofs that the disease was not transmissible, or, as some prefer calling ...
— Letters on the Cholera Morbus. • James Gillkrest

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