Definition of Cistercian

1. Noun. Member of an order of monks noted for austerity and a vow of silence.

Exact synonyms: Trappist
Generic synonyms: Monastic, Monk



Definition of Cistercian

1. n. A monk of the prolific branch of the Benedictine Order, established in 1098 at Cîteaux, in France, by Robert, abbot of Molesme. For two hundred years the Cistercians followed the rule of St. Benedict in all its rigor.

Definition of Cistercian

1. Noun. A member of a monastic order, related to the Benedictines, who hold a vow of silence ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cistercian

Cirsium
Cirsium arvense
Cirsium discolor
Cirsium eriophorum
Cirsium flodmanii
Cirsium helenioides
Cirsium heterophylum
Cirsium lanceolatum
Cirsium rivulare
Cirsium vulgare
Cisalpine Gaulish
Cisatlantic
Ciskei
Cisleithan
Cistaceae
Cistercian
Cistercians
Cistothorus
Cistothorus palustris
Cistothorus platensis
Cistus
Cistus albidus
Cistus ladanifer
Cistus ladanum
Cisuralian
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Citellus
Citellus citellus
Citellus lateralis
Citellus leucurus

Literary usage of Cistercian

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1. Lombard Architecture by Arthur Kingsley Porter (1917)
"It is difficult to determine at what date pointed barrel vaults were introduced into cistercian churches, since it happens that the choirs have been ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"In 1882, about three centuries and a half after the suppression of the cistercian Abbey, the ruined buildings came again into (he possession of Benedictine ..."

3. Medieval Agriculture, the Southern French Countryside, and the Early by Constance H. Berman (1986)
"In the economic sphere these included a search for simple, frugal, and ascetic lives, an attempt to divorce cistercian land cultivation from manorialism by ..."

4. A History of Architecture by Russell Sturgis, Arthur Lincoln Frothingham (1915)
"It is evident that the plan was furnished by a French architect, perhaps a cistercian from Burgundy. Equally certain it is that it was an Italian who built ..."

5. American Journal of Archaeology by Archaeological Institute of America (1891)
"INTRODUCTION OF GOTHIC ARCHITECTURE INTO ITALY BY THE FRENCH cistercian MONKS. IV. MONASTERY OF ARBONA. [PLATES XXIV, XXV.] The monastery of Arbona or ..."

6. Matthew Paris's English History: From the Year 1235 to 1273 by Matthew Paris, John Allen Giles (1854)
"... of the cistercian order were summoned to appear before Rustand, at Reading. About the same time Master Rustand, on the apostolic authority, summoned all ..."

7. A History of Architecture by Russell Sturgis, Arthur Lincoln Frothingham (1915)
"It is evident that the plan was furnished by a French architect, perhaps a cistercian from Burgundy. Equally certain it is that it was an Italian who built ..."

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