- a mendicant friar of the order of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, founded in Syria about 1160
- a nun of this order
Origin of CarmeliteFrench ; from Medieval Latin Carmelita ; from Ecclesiastical Late Latin Carmelites, inhabitant of Carmel
of this order
- A monk or mendicant friar belonging to the Roman Catholic order of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, founded in 1155. Also called White Friar.
- A member of a community of nuns of this order, founded in 1452.
Carmel + -ite