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benedictine


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Benedictine  \Ben`e*dic"tine\,  a. 
  Pertaining  to  the  monks  of  St  Benedict,  or  St  Benet. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Benedictine  \Ben`e*dic"tine\,  n.  (Eccl.  Hist.) 
  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. 
 
  Note:  The  Benedictines  wear  black  clothing,  and  are  sometimes 
  called  Black  Monks.  The  name  Black  Fr????rs  which 
  belongs  to  the  Dominicans,  is  also  sometimes  applied  to 
  the  Benedictines. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Benedictine 
  adj  1:  of  or  relating  to  Saint  Benedict  or  his  works  [syn:  {Benedictine}] 
  2:  of  or  relating  to  the  Benedictines  [syn:  {Benedictine}] 
  n  1:  a  monk  or  nun  belonging  to  the  order  founded  by  Saint 
  Benedict  of  Nursia  [syn:  {Benedictine}] 
  2:  a  French  liqueur  originally  made  by  Benedictine  monks 




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