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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
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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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