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A member of a contemplative monastic order founded by reformist Benedictines in France in 1098.
[French Cistertien, from Medieval Latin Cistercium, Cîteaux, a village of eastern France, site of an abbey.]
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(Roman Catholic Church)
a. Also called: White Monk a member of a Christian order of monks and nuns founded in 1098, which follows an especially strict form of the Benedictine rule
b. (as modifier): a Cistercian monk.
[C17: from French Cistercien, from Medieval Latin Cisterciānus, from Cistercium (modern Cîteaux), original home of the order]
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1. a member of a Benedictine order of monks and nuns founded in 1098 in France.adj.
2. of or pertaining to the Cistercians.
[1595–1605; < Medieval Latin Cisterciānus= Latin Cisterci(um) place name (now Cîteaux) + -ānus -an1]
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|Noun||1.||Cistercian - member of an order of monks noted for austerity and a vow of silence|
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B. N → cisterciense m
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n → Zisterzienser m
adj → Zisterzienser-
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Cistercian[sɪˈstɜːʃən] adj & n → cistercense (m)
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