Definition of Benedictine noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌbenɪˈdɪktɪn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌbenɪˈdɪktɪn//
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a member of a Christian group of monks or nuns following the rules of St Benedict See related entries: Types of belief, Religious people Word Originfrom French bénédictine or modern Latin benedictinus, from the name Benedictus, after St. Benedict (c.480-c.550), an Italian hermit who formed the basis of Western monasticism.

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