- a member of a religious order founded at Prémontré in N France in 1120 by St Norbert (about 1080–1134)
- (as modifier)a Premonstratensian canon
C17: from Medieval Latin (locus) praemonstrātus the place foreshown, because it was said to have been prophetically pointed out by St Norbert
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Examples from the Web for premonstratensian
St. Norbert was the original founder of the Premonstratensian rule.
The special constitutions of the order were largely taken from those of the Premonstratensian canons and of the Cistercians.
Dale Abbey, near Derby, was founded early in the 13th century for the Premonstratensian order.
The Premonstratensian nuns were not to sing in choir or church, and to pray in silence.Scenes and Characters of the Middle Ages
Edward Lewes Cutts
The present house of Welbeck was built upon the site of an abbey for Premonstratensian canons, which was begun in 1140.The Dukeries
R. Murray Gilchrist