Definition of Premonstratensian in English:

Premonstratensian

Line breaks: Pre|mon¦stra|ten¦sian
Pronunciation: /ˌpriːmɒnstrəˈtɛnsɪən/

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noun

A member of an order of regular canons founded at Prémontré in France in 1120, or of the corresponding order of nuns. Also called Norbertine.

adjective

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Relating to the Premonstratensians.

Origin

from medieval Latin Praemonstratensis, from Praemonstratus (literally 'foreshown'), the Latin name of the abbey of Prémontré, so named because the site was prophetically pointed out by the order's founder, St Norbert.

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