- 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.
Examples from the Web for benedictine
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.
San Martino, the site of a suppressed Benedictine monastery, is the next spot of interest.The Mediterranean|T. G. (Thomas Gray) Bonney, E. A. R. Ball, H. D. Traill, Grant Allen, and Arthur Griffiths
The Benedictine rule in his opinion was formed for novices and invalids.A Short History of Monks and Monasteries|Alfred Wesley Wishart
Tywardreath is a little town where once was a Benedictine priory.Cornwall|Sabine Baring-Gould
Though it became important, and at last the chief of the Benedictine houses in England, it was not one of the earliest.Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Saint Albans|Thomas Perkins
This has some manufactures, and was formerly the seat of a Benedictine monastery.
British Dictionary definitions for benedictine
Word Origin and History for benedictine
c.1600, "one of the order known from the color of its dress as the Black Monks," founded c.529 by St. Benedict (see benedict).