Discalced meaning

dĭs-kălst'
Barefoot or wearing sandals. Used of certain religious orders.
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Barefooted, as members of certain religious orders.
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Shoeless; barefoot; without shoes on; wearing sandals rather than shoes.

Brother John is a member of the Discalced Carmelites.

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Origin of discalced

  • From Latin discalceātus dis- dis- calceātus shod (from calceus shoe) (from calx calc- heel)
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition