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Cistercian

[ si-stur-shuhn ]
/ sɪˈstɜr ʃən /
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noun
a member of an order of monks and nuns founded in 1098 at Citeaux, near Dijon, France, under the rule of St. Benedict.
adjective
of or relating to the Cistercians.
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Origin of Cistercian

1595–1605; <Medieval Latin Cisterciānus<Latin Cisterci(um) placename (now Cîteaux) + -ānus-an

OTHER WORDS FROM Cistercian

Cis·ter·cian·ism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for Cistercian

Cistercian
/ (sɪˈstɜːʃən) /

noun
  1. Also called: White Monk a member of a Christian order of monks and nuns founded in 1098, which follows an especially strict form of the Benedictine rule
  2. (as modifier)a Cistercian monk

Word Origin for Cistercian

C17: from French Cistercien, from Medieval Latin Cisterciānus, from Cistercium (modern Cîteaux), original home of the order
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