Cistercian

noun
Cis·​ter·​cian | \ si-ˈstər-shən How to pronounce Cistercian (audio) \

Definition of Cistercian

: a member of a monastic order founded by St. Robert of Molesme in 1098 at Cîteaux, France, under Benedictine rule

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Cistercian adjective

First Known Use of Cistercian

1611, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Cistercian

Medieval Latin Cistercium Cîteaux

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“Cistercian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cistercian. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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