Definition of Norbertine in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈnɔːbətɪn
, -ʌɪn/


  • another term for Premonstratensian.
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    • In 1992 its founder, the Dutch Norbertine monk, already 79 years old, had a vision which challenged him to support the Russian Orthodox Church.
    • I'm forever appreciative of the great academic education spearheaded by the Norbertine fathers.


late 17th century: named after St Norbert (circa1080–1134), founder of the order.

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