Definition of Carthusian

1. Noun. A member of the Carthusian order.

Group relationships: Carthusian Order
Generic synonyms: Monastic, Monk

2. Adjective. Of or relating to the Carthusian order.
Partainyms: Carthusian Order

Definition of Carthusian

1. n. A member of an exceeding austere religious order, founded at Chartreuse in France by St. Bruno, in the year 1086.

2. a. Pertaining to the Carthusian.

Definition of Carthusian

1. Noun. A member of a Christian contemplative order of monks founded by Bruno of Cologne (St Bruno) in 1084. ¹

2. Noun. A pupil of Charterhouse School (founded in a Carthusian monastery) ¹

3. Adjective. Of, or relating to this order. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Carthusian

Cartesian distance
Cartesian diver
Cartesian divers
Cartesian doubt
Cartesian doubts
Cartesian plane
Cartesian product
Cartesian products
Cartesian space
Cartesian well
Carthamus tinctorius
Carthusian (current term)
Carthusian order
Carum carvi
Carus' circle
Carus' curve
Carvallo's sign
Cary Grant

Literary usage of Carthusian

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Colloquies of Erasmus by Desiderius Erasmus, Edwin Johnson (1878)
"The SOLDIER and Carthusian. The ARGUMENT. This Colloquy sets out to the Life, the Madness of young Men that run into the Wars, and the Life of a pious ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"F. Covered walk. G. Necessary. H. Garden. I. Hatch. K. Wood-house. FIG. 13.—Carthusian cell. Clermont. There were only nine Carthusian houses in England. ..."

3. Reminiscences Chiefly of Oriel College and the Oxford Movement by Thomas Mozley (1882)
"From the day I went to Charterhouse, in 1820, I heard and felt very strongly the fate of the Carthusian monks, massacred by Henry VIII. for refusing to ..."

4. Anne Boleyn: A Chapter of English History. 1527-1536 by Paul G. Friedmann (1884)
"The priors of the Carthusian monasteries, men renowned for their ascetic virtue and ... 1 Examination of Carthusian monks, April 20, 1535, RO Henry VIII. ..."

5. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"Antoninus, Denis the Carthusian, Louie of Granada and Father Claude de la Colombière, among others, have also noted this feature of Bonaventure's writings. ..."

6. History of the Sacred Scriptures of the New Testament by Eduard Reuss (1884)
"Le Menand is only an adaptation of tho Life of Jesus by the Carthusian Ludolf of Saxony. 467. ... It is more certain that the Carthusian General, Bonif. ..."

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