Cistercian

[ si-stur-shuhn ]

noun
  1. a member of an order of monks and nuns founded in 1098 at Citeaux, near Dijon, France, under the rule of St. Benedict.

adjective
  1. of or relating to the Cistercians.

Origin of Cistercian

1
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
    • 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

    • (as modifier): a Cistercian monk

Origin of Cistercian

1
C17: from French Cistercien, from Medieval Latin Cisterciānus, from Cistercium (modern Cîteaux), original home of the order

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