- a member of a religious order founded at Prémontré in N France in 1120 by St Norbert (about 1080–1134)
- (as modifier)a Premonstratensian canon
Word Origin for Premonstratensian
Examples from the Web for premonstratensian
Dale Abbey, near Derby, was founded early in the 13th century for the Premonstratensian order.
Father Divisch accepted the friendly advice of his superiors and obeyed like a good Premonstratensian monk.Makers of Electricity|Brother Potamian
The present house of Welbeck was built upon the site of an abbey for Premonstratensian canons, which was begun in 1140.The Dukeries|R. Murray Gilchrist
At the Premonstratensian Abbey of Titchfield the books were stored in a small room, in four cases, each having eight shelves.Old English Libraries|Ernest Savage
The special constitutions of the order were largely taken from those of the Premonstratensian canons and of the Cistercians.