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Trappist

[trap-ist]
noun
  1. Roman Catholic Church. a member of a branch of the Cistercian order, observing the austere reformed rule established at La Trappe in 1664.
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adjective
  1. of or relating to the Trappists.
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Origin of Trappist

First recorded in 1805–15, Trappist is from the French word trappiste, based on the name of the monastery. See La Trappe, -ist
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  • And the Trappist left quietly, while Durtal remained thinking.

    En Route

    J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans

  • The Trappist remained silent, and did not assist him at all.

    En Route

    J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans

  • I learnt from the monk that he was a Trappist, and that he was making a penitential tour.

    Mauprat

    George Sand

  • Since the Trappist's visit, the chevalier had entered, as it were, upon a fresh term of life.

    Mauprat

    George Sand

  • The result of this incident was a fresh triumph for the Trappist.

    Mauprat

    George Sand


British Dictionary definitions for trappist

Trappist

noun
    1. 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
    2. (as modifier)a Trappist monk
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Word Origin and History for trappist

Trappist

n.

1814, from French trappiste, Cistercian monk of reformed order established 1664 by abbot De Rancé of La Trappe in Normandy.

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