Cassinese

adjective Cas·si·nese \¦kasən¦ēz, -ēs\

Definition of Cassinese

  1. 1 :  of or relating to a congregation of Benedictine monasteries organized in the 15th century to promote the primitive observance of the Benedictine rule

  2. 2 :  of or relating to the American Cassinese congregation established in 1855 and including a majority of the Benedictine abbeys in the U.S.

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Origin and Etymology of cassinese

Italian, from Monte Cassino, Italy, site of the monastery from which the Benedictine rule spread + Italian -ese


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