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Carthusian

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

Definition of Carthusian

  1. :  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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