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Cistercian definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CISTERCIAN, n. A monk, a reformed Benedictine.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: member of an order of monks noted for austerity and a vow of silence [syn: Trappist, Cistercian]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Medieval Latin Cistercium Cîteaux Date: 1611 a member of a monastic order founded by St. Robert of Molesme in 1098 at Cîteaux, France, under Benedictine rule • Cistercian adjective

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & adj. --n. a monk or nun of an order founded in 1098 as a stricter branch of the Benedictines. --adj. of the Cistercians. Etymology: F cistercien f. L Cistercium Cîteaux near Dijon in France, where the order was founded

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Cistercian Cis*ter"cian, n. [LL. Cistercium. F. C[^i]teaux, a convent not far from Dijon, in France: cf. F. cistercien.] (Eccl.) A monk of the prolific branch of the Benedictine Order, established in 1098 at C[^i]teaux, in France, by Robert, abbot of Molesme. For two hundred years the Cistercians followed the rule of St. Benedict in all its rigor. -- a. Of or pertaining to the Cistercians.



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