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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Hospitaler  \Hos"pi*tal*er\,  n.  [Written  also  {hospitaller}.]  [F. 
  hospitalier.  See  {Hospital},  and  cf  {Hostler}.] 
  1.  One  residing  in  a  hospital,  for  the  purpose  of  receiving 
  the  poor,  the  sick,  and  strangers. 
  2.  One  of  an  order  of  knights  who  built  a  hospital  at 
  Jerusalem  for  pilgrims,  A.  D.  1042.  They  were  called 
  Knights  of  St  John  of  Jerusalem,  and  after  the  removal  of 
  the  order  to  Malta,  Knights  of  Malta.