Carthusian definition

kär-tho͝ozhən
A monk or nun of a very strict order founded at Chartreuse, France, in 1084, by Saint Bruno.
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A member of a contemplative Roman Catholic order founded during the 11th century by Saint Bruno.
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Of or relating to the Carthusian order.
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Of or connected with the Carthusians.
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A member of a Christian contemplative order of monks founded by Bruno of Cologne (St Bruno) in 1084.
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A pupil of Charterhouse School (founded in a Carthusian monastery)
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Of, or relating to this order.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
carthusian
Plural:
carthusians

Origin of carthusian

  • Medieval Latin Carthusiānus from Cartusius

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Medieval Latin Carthusianus, see French cartusien, from the Chartreuse, Latin Cartusia, where the order was founded.

    From Wiktionary