Theresa[tə rē′sə, -zə]
Theresa definition by Webster's New World
a feminine name: dim. Terry, Tess; var. Teresa
Origin: ; from French Thérèse or Portuguese Theresa ; from Classical Latin Therasia ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
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Theresa definition by American Heritage Dictionary
or Te·re·sa , Saint. Known as “Theresa of Ávila.” 1515-1582.
Spanish nun and mystical writer who founded the reformed order of Carmelites (1562). Her works include The Way of Perfection, published posthumously.