Premonstratensian

noun
Pre·​mon·​stra·​ten·​sian | \ ˌprē-ˌmän(t)-strə-ˈten(t)-shən How to pronounce Premonstratensian (audio) \

Definition of Premonstratensian

: a member of an order of canons regular founded by St. Norbert at Prémontré near Laon, France, in 1120

First Known Use of Premonstratensian

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Premonstratensian

Medieval Latin praemonstratensis, from praemonstratensis of Prémontré, from Praemonstratus Prémontré

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“Premonstratensian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Premonstratensian. Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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