Benedictine: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ben"i-dik'tin, -tēn, -tīn for 1, 3 ben"i-dik'tēn for 2), [key]
— n.
    1. a member of an order of monks founded at Monte Cassino by St. Benedict about a.d. 530.
    2. a member of any congregation of nuns following the rule of St. Benedict.
  1. a French liqueur originally made by Benedictine monks.
  1. of or pertaining to St. Benedict or the Benedictines.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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