Benedictine

noun
Ben·​e·​dic·​tine | \ ˌbe-nə-ˈdik-tən How to pronounce Benedictine (audio) , -ˌtēn \

Definition of Benedictine

: a monk or a nun of one of the congregations following the rule of St. Benedict and devoted especially to scholarship and liturgical worship

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Benedictine adjective

First Known Use of Benedictine

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Benedictine.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Benedictine. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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