Basilian rule

noun

Definition of Basilian rule

: a series of ascetic precepts for cenobites of either sex written by St. Basil and forming the basis of the statutes of practically all monasteries in the Eastern churches

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“Basilian rule.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Basilian%20rule. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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