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In reference to St Mary Magdalene, the word has often been applied to reformed prostitutes. In the Middle Ages it was widely adopted as a title by religious communities consisting of penitent women to whom others of blameless life attached themselves.

Subjects: Literary Studies (Early and Medieval) — Christianity.


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