designating or of a monastic order following a strict interpretation of the Benedictine rule
Origin of CistercianMiddle English and Old French Cistercien from OFr, after Medieval Latin Cistercium (now Cîteaux, France), origin, originally convent (1098) of the order
a Cistercian monk or nun
A member of a contemplative monastic order founded by reformist Benedictines in France in 1098.
Origin of CistercianFrench Cistertien from Medieval Latin Cistercium Cîteaux, a village of eastern France, site of an abbey