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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a French liqueur originally made by Benedictine monks.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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My Commencement Address Christopher Buckley May 16, 2009
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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

(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
(ˌbɛnɪˈdɪktɪn; -taɪn). of or relating to Saint Benedict, his order, or his rule


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