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  1. of or relating to a reformed Benedictine order founded at the French town of Cluny in 910
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Examples from the Web for cluniac

Historical Examples

  • The first Cluniac house founded in England was that of Barnstaple.

    English Monastic Life

    Abbot Gasquet

  • Saint-Leu-d'Esserent was an important priory of the Cluniac order.

  • The Cluniac revival had been followed by the Cluniac laxity, splendour, and ostentation.

    The Coming of the Friars

    Augustus Jessopp

  • Cluniac houses were introduced into England under the Conqueror.

  • The Cluniac was a man of the world whom no confidences could scandalise.