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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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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 recipient of the 2011 Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Publication Award for a Manuscript in Italian Literary Studies, Demetrio Yocum presents Petrarch's writings, including personal correspondence and journal entries, to argue for Petrarch's intimate relationship with the Carthusian order, and to make a case for Carthusianism's intellectual and spiritual influence on Petrarch's humanism, and how this humanism in turn shaped the Renaissance.