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Trappist

[ trap-ist ]
/ ˈtræp ɪst /
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noun

Roman Catholic Church. a member of a branch of the Cistercian order, observing the austere reformed rule established at La Trappe in 1664.

adjective

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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British Dictionary definitions for Trappist

Trappist
/ (ˈtræpɪst) /

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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