Basilian

[ buh-zil-ee-uhn, -zil-yuhn, -sil- ]

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

noun
  1. a monk or nun following the rule of Saint Basil.

Origin of Basilian

1
First recorded in 1770–80; Basil + -ian

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British Dictionary definitions for Basilian

Basilian

/ (bəˈzɪlɪən) /


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

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