Benedictine(redirected from Olivetian)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
A monk, nun, or oblate belonging to the Roman Catholic order founded by Saint Benedict of Nursia.
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
(Roman Catholic Church) of or relating to Saint Benedict, his order, or his rule
Ben•e•dic•tine(ˌbɛn ɪˈdɪk tɪn, -tin, -taɪn)
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.
2. of or pertaining to St. Benedict or the Benedictines.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||Benedictine - 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|2.||benedictine - a French liqueur originally made by Benedictine monks|
|Adj.||1.||Benedictine - of or relating to Saint Benedict or his works|
|2.||Benedictine - of or relating to the Benedictines|