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cistercian


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cistercian  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Cistercian 
  n  :  member  of  an  order  of  monks  noted  for  austerity  and  a  vow  of 
  silence  [syn:  {Trappist},  {Cistercian}] 




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