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Order of Saint Benedict   /ˈɔrdər əv seɪnt bˈɛnədˌɪkt/   Listen
Order of Saint Benedict

noun
1.
A Roman Catholic monastic order founded in the 6th century; noted for liturgical worship and for scholarly activities.  Synonym: Benedictine order.






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... 1145. Subsequent charters show that the abbey of Rozel was in possession, in the thirteenth century, of a sort of patriarchate over all the institutions of the order of Saint Benedict that were then in existence in the province of Normandy. A general chapter of the order was held there every year, presided over by the Abbot of Rozel, and at which some ten or a dozen other convents were represented by their highest ...
— Led Astray and The Sphinx - Two Novellas In One Volume • Octave Feuillet



Words linked to "Order of Saint Benedict" :   monastic order, order, benedictine, Benedictine order



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