[buh-zil-ee-uh n, -zil-yuh n, -sil-]
- of or relating to Saint Basil or to his monastic rule.
- a monk or nun following the rule of Saint Basil.
Origin of Basilian
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Examples from the Web for basilian
It contains a number of relics of saints brought from the East by Basilian monks.Walks in Rome
Augustus J.C. Hare
The Basilian fathers were less considerate of insanity than the Paris doctors, and Nicholas perished at the stake in 1446.A History of The Inquisition of The Middle Ages; volume III
Henry Charles Lea
Joachim does not conceal his sympathies with the ideal of Basilian monachism.
He also built a monastery in connection with the church, and established a society of Basilian monks in it.
Whilst he ascended the throne, Theodora sunk into the grave; the last of the Macedonian or Basilian dynasty.
- a monk of the Eastern Christian order of St Basil, founded in Cappadocia in the 4th century a.d
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