- Roman Catholic Church.
- a member of an order of monks founded at Monte Cassino by St. Benedict about a.d. 530.
- a member of any congregation of nuns following the rule of St. Benedict.
- a French liqueur originally made by Benedictine monks.
- of or relating to St. Benedict or the Benedictines.
Origin of Benedictine
Examples from the Web for benedictine
The government of Colombia decided to loan the 28,000 square meter fixer-upper to a fraternity of hermetic Benedictine monks.Pablo Escobar’s Private Prison Is Now Run by Monks for Senior Citizens
June 7, 2014
In 2002, Michelle Elzay began photographing the Benedictine nuns of the Saint Marie Du Maumont convent, in the Charente in France.Get Thee To …
August 14, 2013
He chronicles the booze he was vacuuming up: Benedictine and brandy, wine, Bourbon and Seven.A Democrat's Guide to Bush's Book
November 10, 2010
The first time was to my boarding school alma mater, Portsmouth Abbey, an excellent place run by Benedictine monks.My Commencement Address
May 17, 2009
Have you invited the Benedictine Fathers to your fete in the wood?The Memoirs of Madame de Montespan, Complete
Madame La Marquise De Montespan
Then Durtal was able to think over his Sundays at the Benedictine nuns.En Route</p>
J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans
He recommended a "teeny" glass of Benedictine, a bottle of which was kept ready.
Argument, even the temporary absence of Benedictine, had been unavailing.
Valentinus was a Benedictine monk and was still living at Erfurt in 1413.A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume I (of II)
Augustus De Morgan
- (ˌbɛnɪˈdɪktɪn, -taɪn) a monk or nun who is a member of a Christian religious community founded by or following the rule of Saint Benedict
- (ˌbɛnɪˈdɪktiːn) a greenish-yellow liqueur made from a secret formula developed at the Benedictine monastery at Fécamp in France in about 1510
- (ˌbɛnɪˈdɪktɪn, -taɪn) of or relating to Saint Benedict, his order, or his rule
Word Origin and History for benedictine
c.1600, "one of the order known from the color of its dress as the Black Monks," founded c.529 by St. Benedict (see benedict).