Benedictine



Roman Catholic Church.

a member of an order of monks founded at Monte Cassino by St. Benedict about a.d. 530.
a member of any congregation of nuns following the rule of St. Benedict.

a French liqueur originally made by Benedictine monks.
of or relating to St. Benedict or the Benedictines.
Contemporary Examples

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A Democrat’s Guide to Bush’s Book Bryan Curtis November 9, 2010
My Commencement Address Christopher Buckley May 16, 2009
Get Thee To … Blake Gopnik August 13, 2013

Historical Examples

The Cathedral Builders Leader Scott
The Memoirs of Madame de Montespan, Complete Madame La Marquise De Montespan
The Evil Genius Wilkie Collins
En Route J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans
Under False Pretences Adeline Sergeant
The Best Short Stories of 1919 Various

noun
(ˌbɛnɪˈdɪktɪn; -taɪn). a monk or nun who is a member of a Christian religious community founded by or following the rule of Saint Benedict
(ˌbɛnɪˈdɪktiːn). a greenish-yellow liqueur made from a secret formula developed at the Benedictine monastery at Fécamp in France in about 1510
adjective
(ˌbɛnɪˈdɪktɪn; -taɪn). of or relating to Saint Benedict, his order, or his rule
n.

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