a member of a Christian order founded in approximately 1135 by St Gilbert of Sempringham, composed of nuns who followed the Cistercian rule and Augustinian canons who ministered to them. It was the only religious order of English origin and never spread to Europe
of, relating to, or belonging to this order
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How to use Gilbertine in a sentence
As has already (p. 376) been suggested, this literature is best understood as a product of the Gilbertine movement.
The Gilbertine order forbade hired scribes altogether, perhaps wisely.Old English Libraries | Ernest Savage
The settlement was among the larger Gilbertine houses; it owned property to the extent of twenty acres.Woman under Monasticism | Lina Eckenstein
A similar esprit de corps was manifested by a house of Gilbertine canons.Woman under Monasticism | Lina Eckenstein
There was a Gilbertine monastery at Cambridge, and Mannyng may have been there on business connected with his order.