• WordNet 3.6
    • adj Benedictine of or relating to the Benedictines
    • adj Benedictine of or relating to Saint Benedict or his works
    • n benedictine a French liqueur originally made by Benedictine monks
    • n Benedictine a monk or nun belonging to the order founded by Saint Benedict
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Benedictine (Eccl. Hist) One of a famous order of monks, established by St. Benedict of Nursia in the sixth century. This order was introduced into the United States in 1846.☞ The Benedictines wear black clothing, and are sometimes called Black Monks.
    • a Benedictine Pertaining to the monks of St. Benedict, or St. Benet.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • Benedictine Pertaining to St. Benedict, or to the order of monks or the monastic rule originating from him.
    • n Benedictine A member of an order of monks founded at Monte Cassino, between Rome and Naples, by St. Benedict of Nursia, about a. d. 530. The rules of the order (which was open to persons of all ages, conditions, and callings) enjoined silence and some useful employment when not engaged in divine service. Every monastery had a library, every monk a pen and tablets, and study and the copying of manuscripts were encouraged. The monasteries became centers of learning and the liberal arts, and the name of the order synonymous with scholarship and erudition. The order was introduced into England about a. d. 600, by St. Augustine of Canterbury. The oldest establishment in the United States is that of St. Vincent's Abbey in Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania, founded by a colony of monks from Bavaria in 1846. There are also different congregations of nuns known as Benedictines, and following the rule of St. Benedict; they date from the same time, owing their foundation to his sister, St. Scholastica.
    • n Benedictine A cordial or liqueur, resembling chartreuse, distilled at Fécamp in Normandy. It was originally prepared by the Benedictine monks, but since the French revolution has been made by a secular company.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Benedictine ben-e-dik′tin pertaining to St Benedict or his monastic rule
    • n Benedictine a Black Friar or monk of the order founded at Monte Cassino by St Benedict of Nursia (480-543), which became famous for its learning: a cordial or liqueur resembling Chartreuse, distilled at Fécamp in Normandy—once distilled by Benedictine monks
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In literature:

In Spain, the Benedictine Perez published, in 1688, a series of dissertations following the line of Mabillon's work.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 5" by Various
Monasteries for women abounded all over France, most of them under some form of the Benedictine rule.
"Women of Mediæval France" by Pierce Butler
At one time, at the request of the clergy Ninon was sent, for impiety, to the convent of the Benedictines at Lagny.
"Women of Modern France (Illustrated)" by Hugo Paul Thieme (1870-1940)
There were also an Irish and a Scots college and houses of English Benedictines and Franciscans.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 6" by Various
The present archbishop's palace, adjoining the cathedral, occupies the site of an old Benedictine convent.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 1" by Various
He is as clean-shaved as a Benedictine Monk or a Low Comedian.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 93, August 20, 1887." by Various
The most important, apart from the cathedral, was the Benedictine abbey of St Augustine.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 2" by Various
With the consent of the Pope he migrated to a Benedictine convent, and became canon at Maillezais.
"A Short History of French Literature" by George Saintsbury
Whether he belonged to the Benedictine order is uncertain.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 4" by Various
Amongst the rules of the Benedictines, labour figures conspicuously.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, No. 383, September 1847" by Various

In poetry:

The Benedictine Echard
Sat by the wayside well,
Where Marsberg sees the bridal
Of the Sarre and the Moselle.
"The Vision Of Echard" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

David Trotter is director of Benedictine College's newly formed Institute for Missionary Activity.
Benedictine College in Atchison, Kan.
Paul VI celebrates its state finals championship following its win over top-seeded Benedictine.
Nineteenth century producers were fond of making herbal potions , Benedictine being another great example of this sort of liqueur.
During the ceremony, the former monastery chapel was named Benedictine Hall in honor of the sisters of the order of Saint Benedict.
All Benedictine monks, including Trappists , follow a strict tradition of fasting during Lent so stronger and more-filling beers were brewed for nutrition during the fast.
Joan Chittister says that singing is what makes her Benedictine community a community.
Sharp, a heavyweight, beat Benedictine's Joe Nawalaniec 2-1 in the consolation final to place third.
Geneseo's Nicole Adams, a junior middle hitter for the Benedictine University volleyball team was named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association Midwest All-Region Team Nov 8 as a first-team se.
Conditions at Lexington, Blue Grass Airport, KY. Benedictine The Laufer Family Recipe used at Holly Hill Inn.
Benedictine monks' caskets built by hand.
A federal appeals court is asking the Louisiana Supreme Court to decide whether the state's board of funeral directors has the authority under state law to bar an order of Benedictine monks from selling caskets .
NEW ORLEANS — A federal appeals court says the Louisiana Supreme Court should decide whether the state's board of funeral directors has the legal authority to bar an order of Benedictine monks from selling caskets .
Benedictine Abbey Offers Beautiful Church Dedicated to Mary.
Benedictine ties run deep in our family.