- 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.
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How to use Benedictine in a sentence
It’s a Benedictine school with a convent from which a dwindling number of nuns still appear on the faculty list.
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|Jeff Campagna|June 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In 2002, Michelle Elzay began photographing the Benedictine nuns of the Saint Marie Du Maumont convent, in the Charente in France.
He chronicles the booze he was vacuuming up: Benedictine and brandy, wine, Bourbon and Seven.
The first time was to my boarding school alma mater, Portsmouth Abbey, an excellent place run by Benedictine monks.
It is also thought that the book was written by a Franciscan friar for the use of some one in a Benedictine house.Bell's Cathedrals: A Short Account of Romsey Abbey|Thomas Perkins
Attached to the church was a Benedictine convent, whose abbess seems to have represented the diocese of Florence.Florence and Northern Tuscany with Genoa|Edward Hutton
In two successive years—1496, 7—parties were invited thence to reform French Benedictine houses.The Age of Erasmus|P. S. Allen
Devanne lighted a second cigar and poured himself a glass of Benedictine.The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsene Lupin, Gentleman-Burglar|Maurice Leblanc
In 1327, the scholars and citizens of Oxford pillaged the opulent Benedictine abbey of the neighbouring town of Abingdon.The Book of Curiosities|I. Platts