Definition of Benedictine in English:
1A monk or nun of an order following the rule of St. Benedict.
- Orders of monks and nuns multiplied over the years: Benedictines, Dominicans, Cistercians, Augustinians, Carmelites and others.
- Both these books present the spirituality of the Benedictine monastic tradition, for both Benedictines and Cistercians live according to that same Rule.
- Next came the Benedictines, or black monks, with some 130 houses and over 60 nunneries.
2 /ˌbenəˈdiktēn/ trademark A liqueur based on brandy, originally made by Benedictine monks in France.
- He keeps an array of old bitters bottles behind the bar, each one filled with highly flavored liqueurs such as Pernod, Benedictine, Chartreuse and the like.
- Traditional proprietary brands include Grand Marnier, Drambuie, Benedictine / B&B, Irish Mist, Southern Comfort, Cointreau and more.
- A classic Rolls Royce cocktail is made with gin, French and Italian vermouth and Benedictine.
Pronunciation: /beniˈdiktin /Back to top
Of St. Benedict or the Benedictines.
- Gertrude of Helfta was a nun at the convent of Helfta, a centre of Benedictine learning and piety, from the age of 26 until her death.
- Even this brief overview of St. Benedict's life and teaching can help us see why so many thousands of persons who do not live in monasteries are embracing aspects of Benedictine spirituality today.
- The similarities and differences in the traditions they describe manifest the rich variety of Benedictine experience.
Definition of Benedictine in:
- British & World English dictionary
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