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Carthusian

noun Car·thu·sian \kär-ˈthü-zhən, -ˈthyü-\

Definition of CARTHUSIAN

:  a member of an ascetic contemplative religious order founded by St. Bruno in 1084
Carthusian adjective

Origin of CARTHUSIAN

Medieval Latin Cartusiensis, from Cartusia Chartreuse, motherhouse of the Carthusian order, near Grenoble, France
First Known Use: 1526

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