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  1  definition  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Loreto  \Lo*ret"o\,  or  Loretto  \Lo*ret"to\,  nuns  \nuns\  [From 
  Loreto,  a  city  in  Italy  famous  for  its  Holy  House,  said  to  be 
  that  in  which  Jesus  lived,  brought  by  angels  from  Nazareth.] 
  (R.  C.  Ch.) 
  Members  of  a  congregation  of  nuns  founded  by  Mrs.  Mary  Teresa 
  Ball,  near  Dublin,  Ireland,  in  1822,  and  now  spread  over 
  Ireland,  India,  Canada,  and  the  United  States.  The  nuns  are 
  called  also  {Ladies  of  Loreto}.  They  are  engaged  in  teaching 

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