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Meaning of TRAPPIST

Pronunciation:  'trapist

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  member of an order of monks noted for austerity and a vow of silence
 

TRAPPIST is a 8 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: Cistercian
 
 See Also: monastic, monk

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Trap"pist\, n. [F. trappiste.] (R. C. Ch.)
A monk belonging to a branch of the Cistercian Order, which
was established by Armand de Ranc['e] in 1660 at the
monastery of La Trappe in Normandy. Extreme austerity
characterizes their discipline. They were introduced
permanently into the United States in 1848, and have
monasteries in Iowa and Kentucky.



 

 

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