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A member of a contemplative Roman Catholic order founded during the 11th century by Saint Bruno.
Of or relating to the Carthusian order.

[Medieval Latin Carthusiānus, from Cartusius.]
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a. a member of an austere monastic order founded by Saint Bruno in 1084 near Grenoble, France
b. (as modifier): a Carthusian monastery.
[C14: from Medieval Latin Carthusianus, from Latin Carthusia Chartreuse, near Grenoble]
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(kɑrˈθu ʒən)
1. a member of a monastic order founded by St. Bruno in 1086 near Grenoble, France.
2. pertaining to the Carthusians.
[1520–30; < Medieval Latin Cartusiānus]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Carthusian - a member of the Carthusian orderCarthusian - a member of the Carthusian order  
Carthusian order - an austere contemplative Roman Catholic order founded by St. Bruno in 1084
monastic, monk - a male religious living in a cloister and devoting himself to contemplation and prayer and work
Adj.1.Carthusian - of or relating to the Carthusian order
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A. ADJcartujo
B. Ncartujo/a m/f
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The fuge, late, tace of the Carthusian brother is my motto here, my death to the world is the life of this canton, my prayer takes the form of the active work to which I have set my hand, and which I love--the work of sowing the seeds of happiness and joy, of giving to others what I myself have not.
The Carthusians were in the chapel, I went thither to join in their prayers, and there my resolutions vanished.
So he said to him, "It seems to me, Senor Knight-errant, that your worship has made choice of one of the most austere professions in the world, and I imagine even that of the Carthusian monks is not so austere."
Behind these palaces, extended in all directions, now broken, fenced in, battlemented like a citadel, now veiled by great trees like a Carthusian convent, the immense and multiform enclosure of that miraculous Hôtel de Saint-Pol, where the King of France possessed the means of lodging superbly two and twenty princes of the rank of the dauphin and the Duke of Burgundy, with their domestics and their suites, without counting the great lords, and the emperor when he came to view Paris, and the lions, who had their separate Hôtel at the royal Hôtel.
Historic Coventry Trust, working closely with Coventry City Council and the Charterhouse community, is behind the development which will include full restoration of the Charterhouse - one of only nine Carthusian monasteries built in the UK - and the London Road Cemetery, as well as the creation of a new riverside park and walks.
The former Carthusian monastery of Trisulti was being used as the headquarters of the institute, which was founded in 2008 "to protect and promote human dignity based on the anthropological truth that man is born in the image and likeness of God," per its website.
1535 - Five Carthusian monks from London Charterhouse monastery hung, drawn and quartered for refusing to acknowledge Henry VIII head of the Church of England.
One of the city's oldest buildings, it is all that survives of the old Carthusian Monastery of Saint Anne.
He stayed with Carthusian monks at andH Buckfast Abbey, Devon and became a Catholic in 1947.
A chapter narrated by a mourning cat who has taken to hiding behind a bookcase is titled "Felis Silvestris Catus Carthusianorum," suggesting that the cat is following the path of Carthusian monks who chose lives of isolation and deep contemplation.