A general term used to refer to religious women. The connotation today would be in reference to those religious institutes* of women who have an active apostolate* (as opposed to contemplative* communities whose members are referred to as nuns.*)
A female member of the Moravian Church, either single or married. The term is used among Moravians as a form of address, but does not mean that the person socalled is a nun or professed member of a religious order.
A woman who is a member of an apostolic religious community. They take vows and serve God according to the charism of their communities. Sisters are not married and work in many different jobs, according to the needs of the religious community and/or the needs of the local area.
Any woman religious, in popular speech, strictly, the title applies to those women Religious belonging to institutes whose members never professed solemn vows, most of which institutes were established during and since the 19th century.
Sister was the Belgian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2002, performed in English by Sergio & The Ladies. The song was performed sixteenth on the night (following Bosnia and Herzegovina's Maja TatiÄ‡ with Na Jastuku Za Dvoje and preceding France's Sandrine FranÃ§ois with Il Faut Du Temps (Je Me Battrai Pour Ã‡a)). At the close of voting, it had received 33 points, placing 13th in a field of 24.