Definition of Benedictine

1. Noun. A monk or nun belonging to the order founded by Saint Benedict.

Group relationships: Benedictine Order, Order Of Saint Benedict
Generic synonyms: Religious



2. Adjective. Of or relating to Saint Benedict or his works.
Partainyms: Benedict

3. Noun. A French liqueur originally made by Benedictine monks.
Generic synonyms: Cordial, Liqueur

4. Adjective. Of or relating to the Benedictines.

Definition of Benedictine

1. a. Pertaining to the monks of St. Benedict, or St. Benet.

2. n. One of a famous order of monks, established by St. Benedict of Nursia in the sixth century. This order was introduced into the United States in 1846.

Definition of Benedictine

1. Noun. A monk or nun belonging to the order founded by Saint Benedict of Nursia. ¹

2. Noun. A liqueur made from Cognac (French brandy) together with herbs and spices ¹

3. Adjective. Of or pertaining to St. Benedict of Nursia. ¹

4. Adjective. Of or pertaining to the Benedictine Order. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Literary usage of Benedictine

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"The discipline of Wimborne which followed the benedictine Rule was especially severe in the matter of the nuns' enclosure, into which not even prelates were ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"Leo XIII. established an international benedictine College in Rome for ... Thus the benedictine polity may be described as a number of autonomous ..."

3. The History and Fate of Sacrilege by Henry Spelman (1853)
"Tewkesbury benedictine Abbey; y, value ji 1598 (His co-grantees were Walter Erie, and James Paget; but of none of (__ these can we learn anything. ..."

4. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Together with The Journal of a Tour to by James Boswell (1884)
"Mr. Dilly—you must know that an English benedictine monk ' at Paris has translated ' The Duke of Berwick's Memoirs,' from the original French, ..."

5. Church History by Johann Heinrich Kurtz (1889)
"The benedictine Orden.—For the reorganization of this order, which had abandoned itself to good living and luxory, Clement V., at the Council of ..."

6. Publications by Oxford Historical Society, Bostonian Society (1890)
"benedictine (OR BLACK) MONKS.) Of the Order of St. Benedict, ... (Foundation of the benedictine Order.) In this place for some time he made his residency, ..."

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