Roman Catholic Church. a member of a branch of the Cistercian order, observing the austere reformed rule established at La Trappe in 1664.
of or relating to the Trappists.
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How to use Trappist in a sentence
In the decade after the war, he joined a Trappist monastery, but was forced to leave after contracting tuberculosis.Spain’s Mad Monk Has Built a Massive Cathedral Entirely by Hand | Nina Strochlic | January 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The beds are bad even for England, and I never experienced anything more like a Trappist's couch.Memoirs of the Duchesse de Dino v.1/3, 1831-1835 | Dorothy Duchesse de Dino
They were like evasive Trappist monks, who profess mortification of the flesh, but when it comes to the scratch, don't flog fair.Somehow Good | William de Morgan
The enthusiasm of the bigots reached a climax when the Trappist suddenly stood up in the crowd.
The real Trappist went away looking very anxious; the other fell asleep, with his elbows on the table.
Once again, then, I revisited this abhorred manor with the ancient chief of the brigands transformed into a Trappist.
British Dictionary definitions for Trappist
a member of a branch of the Cistercian order of Christian monks, the Reformed Cistercians of the Strict Observance which originated at La Trappe in France in 1664. They are noted for their rule of silence
(as modifier): a Trappist monk
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