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Basilian

[ buh-zil-ee-uhn, -zil-yuhn, -sil- ]
/ bəˈzɪl i ən, -ˈzɪl yən, -ˈsɪl- /
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adjective

of or relating to Saint Basil or to his monastic rule.

noun

a monk or nun following the rule of Saint Basil.

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Origin of Basilian

First recorded in 1770–80; Basil + -ian
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British Dictionary definitions for Basilian

Basilian
/ (bəˈzɪlɪən) /

noun

a monk of the Eastern Christian order of St Basil, founded in Cappadocia in the 4th century a.d
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