leprosery

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lep·ro·ser·y

(lep'rō-ser'ē),
A leper home or colony.
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Colin reveals a rule in the leproserie: "[tjhe cured had to return to their villages" or home (17).
(3) An Old French Cistercian Rule refers to nuns' wearing of meulequins, in Philippe Guignard, ed., Les monuments primitifs de la Regle Cistercienne publies d'apres les manuscrits de l'abbaye de Citeaux (Dijon: Rabutot, 1878), 484; Augustinian nuns working as nurses wore them in Lille: Leon Le Grand, ed., Statuts d'hotels-Dieu et de leproseries: Recueil de textes du XIIe au XIVe siecle (Paris: Picard, 1901), 75; so did beguines at the beguinage of Sainte-Elisabeth in Valenciennes: Jacques-Joseph Champollion-Figeac, ed., Documents historiques inedits tires des collections manuscrites de la Bibliotheque royale et des archives ou des bibliotheques des departements, 4 vols.
(14) For the location of leper houses and smaller hospices for the poor and sick, see Francois-Olivier Touati, Maladie et societe au Moyen Age: La lepre, les lepreux et les leproseries dans la province ecclesiastique de Sens jusqu'au milieu du XIVe siecle (Brussels: DeBoeck, 1998), pp.
Leon Le Grand, Statuts d'hotels-Dieu et de leproseries; recueil de texts du XIIe au XIVe siecle (Statutes of Hospitals and Leposaria; Collection of Texts from the Twelfth and Thirteen Centuries) (Paris: Picard, 1901), xxv-xxix.