Share this entry

Share this page

religieux

Line breaks: re|li|gieux
Pronunciation: /rəlɪʒiˈəː
 
/

Definition of religieux in English:

noun (plural same)

A man bound by religious vows; a monk.
Example sentences
  • When he was twenty-nine years of age, he left his home and became a religieux.
  • He ever afterward wore, even when sitting in the Senate, the dress of a religieux.
  • The religieux of the order were called, or rather they called themselves, Unitarians.

Origin

French.

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day Sprachgefühl
Pronunciation: ˈʃprɑːxɡəˌfuːl
noun
intuitive understanding of a language’s natural idiom…