A pupil of Charterhouse School (founded in a Carthusian monastery)
Of, or relating to this order.
Other Word Forms
Origin of carthusian
Medieval Latin CarthusiānusfromCartusius
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Medieval LatinCarthusianus, see French cartusien, from the Chartreuse, Latin Cartusia, where the order was founded.
Carthusian Sentence Examples
Ignatius proposed after returning from Jerusalem to join the Carthusian order at Seville as a lay brother.
The chief secular buildings are the town-hall (Rathaus), which dates from the i 5th century and was restored in 1883-1892, adorned with frescoes illustrating the history of the city; the Tempelherrenhaus, in Late Gothic erroneously said to have been built by the Knights Templars; the Knochenhaueramthaus, formerly the gild-house of the butchers, which was restored after being damaged by fire in 1884, and is probably the finest specimen of a wooden building in Germany; the Michaelis monastery, used as a lunatic asylum; and the old Carthusian monastery.
Wallenstein was interred at the neighbouring Carthusian monastery, but in 1639 the head and right hand were taken by General Baner to Sweden, and in 1702 the other remains were removed by Count Vincent of Waldstein to his hereditary burying ground at Miinchengratz.
In the neighbourhood of Northallerton is the priory of Mount Grace, a Carthusian foundation of 1397.
This conversion, which took place in 1374, appears to have been due partly to the effects of a dangerous illness and partly to the influence of henry de Calcar, the learned and pious prior of the Carthusian monastery at Munnikhuizen near Arnhem, who had remonstrated with him on the vanity of his life.