Basilian



of or relating to Saint Basil or to his monastic rule.
a monk or nun following the rule of Saint Basil.
Historical Examples

It contains a number of relics of saints brought from the East by Basilian monks.
Walks in Rome Augustus J.C. Hare

He also built a monastery in connection with the church, and established a society of Basilian monks in it.
Harper’s New Monthly Magazine, No. XXVII, August 1852, Vol. V Various

The Basilian fathers were less considerate of insanity than the Paris doctors, and Nicholas perished at the stake in 1446.
A History of The Inquisition of The Middle Ages; volume III Henry Charles Lea

Joachim does not conceal his sympathies with the ideal of Basilian monachism.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 4 Various

Whilst he ascended the throne, Theodora sunk into the grave; the last of the Macedonian or Basilian dynasty.
The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Edward Gibbon

noun
a monk of the Eastern Christian order of St Basil, founded in Cappadocia in the 4th century a.d

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