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

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Carthusian adjective

First Known Use of Carthusian

1526, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Carthusian

Medieval Latin Cartusiensis, from Cartusia Chartreuse, motherhouse of the Carthusian order, near Grenoble, France

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