- a newly married man, especially one who has been long a bachelor.
Origin of benedict
- Ruth (Fulton),1887–1948, U.S. writer and anthropologist.
- Saint,a.d. 480?–543?, Italian monk: founded Benedictine order.
- Stanley Ros·si·ter [ros-i-ter] /ˈrɒs ɪ tər/, 1884–1936, U.S. biochemist.
- a male given name: from a Latin word meaning “blessed.”
- died a.d. 579, pope 575–79.
- Saint,died a.d. 685, pope 684–85.
- died a.d. 858, pope 855–58.
- died a.d. 903, pope 900–03.
- died a.d. 966, pope 964.
- died a.d. 974, pope 973–74.
- died a.d. 983, pope 974–83.
- died 1024, pope 1012–24.
- died 1056?, pope 1032–44; 1045; 1047–48.
- Niccolò Boccasini, 1240–1304, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1303–04.
- Jacques Fournier, died 1342, French ecclesiastic: pope 1334–42.
- Pietro Francesco Orsini, 1649–1730, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1724–30.
- Prospero Lambertini, 1675–1758, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1740–58; scholar and patron of the arts.
- Giacomo della Chiesa, 1854–1922, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1914–22.
Examples from the Web for benedict
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November 18, 2014
“There are various iterations of my life out there,” says Billy Hayes, digging into his Eggs Benedict at a Manhattan diner.The Unbelievable (True) Story of the World’s Most Infamous Hash Smuggler
November 14, 2014
“The universe is not the result of chance, as some would want to make us believe,” Benedict said.Even the Pope Isn’t a Hard-Core Creationist
Barbie Latza Nadeau
October 28, 2014
In 1843, Mr. Benedict was a member of the City Council, and president of that body.
For one term previous to that time Mr. Benedict was city attorney.
He felt mean and traitorous, a Benedict Arnold on a small scale.The Woman-Haters
Joseph C. Lincoln
"She was too young in thy time, Benedict," concluded the old man jocosely.Dreamers of the Ghetto
Mr. Benedict thought there might be, though he had never seen any.Down South
- Saint . ?480–?547 ad, Italian monk: founded the Benedictine order at Monte Cassino in Italy in about 540 ad . His Regula Monachorum became the basis of the rule of all Western Christian monastic orders. Feast day: July 11 or March 14
- original name Giacomo della Chiesa . 1854–1922, pope (1914–22); noted for his repeated attempts to end World War I and for his organization of war relief
Word Origin and History for benedict
"newly married man" (especially one who had seemed a confirmed bachelor), 1821, from the character Benedick in "Much Ado About Nothing" (1599). The name is from Late Latin Benedictus, literally "blessed," from Latin benedicte "bless (you)" (see benediction). This also produced the proper name Bennet; hence also benet (late 14c.), the third of the four lesser orders of the Roman Catholic Church, one of whose functions was to exorcize spirits.