Definitions for Benedictineˌbɛn ɪˈdɪk tɪn, -tin, -taɪn
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Ben•e•dic•tineˌbɛn ɪˈdɪk tɪn, -tin, -taɪn(n.)
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.
(adj.)of or pertaining to St. Benedict or the Benedictines.
Origin of Benedictine:
a monk or nun belonging to the order founded by Saint Benedict
a French liqueur originally made by Benedictine monks
of or relating to Saint Benedict or his works
of or relating to the Benedictines
A monk or nun belonging to the order founded by Saint Benedict of Nursia.
A liqueur made from Cognac (French brandy) together with herbs and spices
Of or pertaining to St. Benedict of Nursia.
Of or pertaining to the Benedictine Order.
Origin: Possibly via and/or , named after the founder, Italian 6th century Saint Benedictus of Nursia
pertaining to the monks of St. Benedict, or St. Benet
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
Order of Saint Benedict
The Order of Saint Benedict is a Roman Catholic religious order of independent monastic communities that observe the Rule of Saint Benedict. Within the order, each individual community maintains its own autonomy, while the organization as a whole exists to represent their mutual interests. Today the terms "Order of Saint Benedict" and "Benedictine Order" are also used frequently to refer to the total of the independent Benedictine abbeys, thereby giving the wrong impression of a "generalate" or "motherhouse" with jurisdiction over dependent communities. The Benedictine Confederation, which was established in 1883 by Pope Leo XIII in his brief Summum semper, is the international governing body of the order, headed by the Abbot Primate. Members of the order generally use the initials O.S.B. after their name.
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