\mˌɒdɪfˌa͡ɪəbˈɪlɪti], \mˌɒdɪfˌa‍ɪəbˈɪlɪti], \m_ˌɒ_d_ɪ_f_ˌaɪ_ə_b_ˈɪ_l_ɪ_t_i]\
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1874 - Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.

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  • Regular instituted 1120, St. Norbert (whence Norbertines), at Premonstratum [L. , pointed out, it was said, by the Virgin], in Picardy. They were also called White Canons, from colour of their dress.
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