/ (ˌpriːˌmɒnstrəˈtɛnsɪən) /

    • 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

Origin of Premonstratensian

C17: from Medieval Latin (locus) praemonstrātus the place foreshown, because it was said to have been prophetically pointed out by St Norbert

Words Nearby Premonstratensian

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How to use Premonstratensian in a sentence

  • St. Norbert was the original founder of the Premonstratensian rule.

  • 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 writer was a monk of the Premonstratensian Order, whose field of labor was at Prenditz.

    Makers of Electricity | Brother Potamian
  • 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