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Meaning of CISTERCIAN

Pronunciation:  si'sturshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  member of an order of monks noted for austerity and a vow of silence
 

CISTERCIAN is a 10 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: Trappist
 
 See Also: monastic, monk

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Cis*ter"cian\, n. [LL. Cistercium. F. C[^i]teaux, a
convent not far from Dijon, in France: cf. F. cistercien.]
(Eccl.)
A monk of the prolific branch of the Benedictine Order,
established in 1098 at C[^i]teaux, in France, by Robert,
abbot of Molesme. For two hundred years the Cistercians
followed the rule of St. Benedict in all its rigor. -- a. Of
or pertaining to the Cistercians.



 

 

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