Cistercian c.1600, from M.L. Cistercium (Mod.Fr. Cîteaux), site of an abbey near Dijon, where the monastic order was founded 1098 by Robert of Molesme.

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  • cistercian — CISTERCIÁN, Ă, cistercieni, e, s.m. şi f., adj. 1. s.m. şi f. Călugăr care aparţine unei congregaţii benedictine fundate în Franţa. 2. adj. Care aparţine cistercienilor (1), privitor la cistercieni. [pr.: ci an] – Din fr. cistercien …   Dicționar Român

  • Cistercian — [si stʉr′shən] adj. [ME & OFr Cistercien < OFr, after ML Cistercium (now Cîteaux, France), orig. convent (1098) of the order] designating or of a monastic order following a strict interpretation of the Benedictine rule n. a Cistercian monk or… …   English World dictionary

  • Cistercian — Cis*ter cian, n. [LL. Cistercium. F. C[^i]teaux, a convent not far from Dijon, in France: cf. F. cistercien.] (Eccl.) A monk of the prolific branch of the Benedictine Order, established in 1098 at C[^i]teaux, in France, by Robert, abbot of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cistercian — ► NOUN ▪ a monk or nun of an order that is a stricter branch of the Benedictines. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to this order. ORIGIN from Cistercium, the Latin name of Cîteaux in France, where the order was founded …   English terms dictionary

  • Cistercian — Cistercianism, n. /si sterr sheuhn/, n. 1. a member of an order of monks and nuns founded in 1098 at Citeaux, near Dijon, France, under the rule of St. Benedict. adj. 2. of or pertaining to the Cistercians. [1595 1605; < ML Cistercianus < L… …   Universalium

  • Cistercian — Cis|ter|cian a ↑monk (=member of an all male Christian religious group) belonging to a group that started in France in 1098. The Cistercians follow strict rules, which include little sleep, hard work, and not eating very much. >Cistercian adj… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Cistercian — Cis·ter·ci·an || sɪ stɜːʃjÉ™n n. monk or nun of the order that is a more severe branch of the Benedictines called the Cistercian Order ; member of the Cistercian Christian order adj. of or pertaining to the strict reflective Christian… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Cistercian — noun Etymology: Medieval Latin Cistercium Cîteaux Date: 1611 a member of a monastic order founded by St. Robert of Molesme in 1098 at Cîteaux, France, under Benedictine rule • Cistercian adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Cistercian — adj. Cistercian is used with these nouns: ↑order …   Collocations dictionary

  • Cistercian Sisters — • The first Cistercian monastery for women was established at Tart in the Diocese of Langres (now Dijon), in the year 1125, by sisters from the Benedictine monastery of Juilly, and with the co operation of St. Stephen Harding, Abbot of Cîteaux… …   Catholic encyclopedia

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