Car·​thu·​sian kär-ˈthü-zhən How to pronounce Carthusian (audio)
: a member of an ascetic contemplative religious order founded by St. Bruno in 1084
Carthusian adjective

Examples of Carthusian in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Carthusian Monastery of Valldemossa (also known as the Valldemossa Charterhouse) is the town's most historically significant landmark. Leena Kim, Town & Country, 21 June 2021

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1526, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Carthusian was in 1526

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“Carthusian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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