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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Ben•e•dic•tineˌbɛn ɪˈdɪk tɪn, -tin, -taɪn(n.)

  1. 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.

    Category: Religion

  2. (adj.)of or pertaining to St. Benedict or the Benedictines.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Benedictine(noun)

    a monk or nun belonging to the order founded by Saint Benedict

  2. benedictine(adj)

    a French liqueur originally made by Benedictine monks

  3. Benedictine(adj)

    of or relating to Saint Benedict or his works

  4. Benedictine(adj)

    of or relating to the Benedictines


  1. Benedictine(Noun)

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

  2. Benedictine(Noun)

    A liqueur made from Cognac (French brandy) together with herbs and spices

  3. Benedictine(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to St. Benedict of Nursia.

  4. Benedictine(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to the Benedictine Order.

  5. Origin: Possibly via and/or , named after the founder, Italian 6th century Saint Benedictus of Nursia

Webster Dictionary

  1. Benedictine(adj)

    pertaining to the monks of St. Benedict, or St. Benet

  2. Benedictine(noun)

    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


  1. Order of Saint Benedict

    The Order of Saint Benedict, also known – in reference to the colour of its members' habits – as the Black Monks, is a Roman Catholic religious order of independent monastic communities that observe the Rule of Saint Benedict. Each community within the order maintains its own autonomy, while the order itself represents their mutual interests. The terms "Order of Saint Benedict" and "Benedictine Order" are, however, also used to refer to Benedictine communities in toto, sometimes giving the incorrect impression that there exists a generalate or motherhouse with jurisdiction over them. Internationally, the order is governed by the Benedictine Confederation, a body, established in 1883 by Pope Leo XIII's Brief Summum semper, whose head is known as the Abbot Primate. Individuals whose communities are members of the order generally add the initials "OSB" after their names.


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