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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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1. a member of a monastic order founded by St. Bruno in 1086 near Grenoble, France.adj.
2. pertaining to the Carthusians.
[1520–30; < Medieval Latin Cartusiānus]
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|Noun||1.||Carthusian - a member of the Carthusian order |
Carthusian order - an austere contemplative Roman Catholic order founded by St. Bruno in 1084
|Adj.||1.||Carthusian - of or relating to the Carthusian order|
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