Cistercian NOUN a monk or nun of an order that is a stricter branch of the Benedictines.
ADJECTIVE relating to this order.
ORIGIN from Cistercium, the Latin name of Cîteaux in France, where the order was founded.

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  • Cistercian — [si stʉr′shən] adj. [ME & OFr Cistercien < OFr, after ML Cistercium (now Cîteaux, France), orig. convent (1098) of the order] designating or of a monastic order following a strict interpretation of the Benedictine rule n. a Cistercian monk or… …   English World dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cistercian — c.1600, from M.L. Cistercium (Mod.Fr. Cîteaux), site of an abbey near Dijon, where the monastic order was founded 1098 by Robert of Molesme …   Etymology dictionary

  • Cistercian — Cistercianism, n. /si sterr sheuhn/, n. 1. a member of an order of monks and nuns founded in 1098 at Citeaux, near Dijon, France, under the rule of St. Benedict. adj. 2. of or pertaining to the Cistercians. [1595 1605; < ML Cistercianus < L… …   Universalium

  • Cistercian — Cis|ter|cian a ↑monk (=member of an all male Christian religious group) belonging to a group that started in France in 1098. The Cistercians follow strict rules, which include little sleep, hard work, and not eating very much. >Cistercian adj… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Cistercian — Cis·ter·ci·an || sɪ stɜːʃjÉ™n n. monk or nun of the order that is a more severe branch of the Benedictines called the Cistercian Order ; member of the Cistercian Christian order adj. of or pertaining to the strict reflective Christian… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Cistercian — noun Etymology: Medieval Latin Cistercium Cîteaux Date: 1611 a member of a monastic order founded by St. Robert of Molesme in 1098 at Cîteaux, France, under Benedictine rule • Cistercian adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Cistercian — adj. Cistercian is used with these nouns: ↑order …   Collocations dictionary

  • Cistercian — noun A member of a monastic order, related to the Benedictines, who hold a vow of silence Syn: Trappist …   Wiktionary