Cas·​si·​nese | \ ¦kasᵊn¦ēz, -ēs \

Definition of Cassinese

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 : 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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History and Etymology for Cassinese

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

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“Cassinese.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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