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Ben·e·dic·tine

 (bĕn′ĭ-dĭk′tĭn, -tēn′)
n.
A monk, nun, or oblate belonging to the Roman Catholic order founded by Saint Benedict of Nursia.

Ben′e·dic′tine adj.

Benedictine

n
1. (Christian Churches, other) a monk or nun who is a member of a Christian religious community founded by or following the rule of Saint Benedict
2. (Brewing) a greenish-yellow liqueur made from a secret formula developed at the Benedictine monastery at Fécamp in France in about 1510
adj
(Roman Catholic Church) of or relating to Saint Benedict, his order, or his rule

Ben•e•dic•tine

(ˌbɛn ɪˈdɪk tɪn, -tin, -taɪn)

n.
1.
a. a member of an order of monks founded at Monte Cassino by St. Benedict about A.D. 530.
b. a member of any congregation of nuns following the rule of St. Benedict.
adj.
2. of or pertaining to St. Benedict or the Benedictines.
[1620–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Benedictine - a monk or nun belonging to the order founded by Saint BenedictBenedictine - a monk or nun belonging to the order founded by Saint Benedict
Benedictine order, order of Saint Benedict - a Roman Catholic monastic order founded in the 6th century; noted for liturgical worship and for scholarly activities
religious - a member of a religious order who is bound by vows of poverty and chastity and obedience
2.Benedictine - a French liqueur originally made by Benedictine monksbenedictine - a French liqueur originally made by Benedictine monks
cordial, liqueur - strong highly flavored sweet liquor usually drunk after a meal
Adj.1.Benedictine - of or relating to Saint Benedict or his works
2.Benedictine - of or relating to the BenedictinesBenedictine - of or relating to the Benedictines  
Translations

Benedictine

[ˌbenɪˈdɪktɪn]
A. ADJbenedictino
B. Nbenedictino m

Benedictine

[ˌbɛnɪˈdɪktaɪn ˌbɛnɪˈdɪktiːn ˌbɛnɪˈdɪktɪn]
n (= monk, nun) → bénédictin(e) m/f
adj [abbey, monastery] → bénédictin(e)
a Benedictine monk → un bénédictin

Benedictine

n
(Eccl) → Benediktiner(in) m(f)
(= liqueur)Benediktiner m

Benedictine

[ˌbɛnɪˈdɪktɪn] adj & nbenedettino/a
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