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Cis·ter·cian  audio  (s-stûrshn) KEY 

NOUN:
A member of a contemplative monastic order founded by reformist Benedictines in France in 1098.

ETYMOLOGY:
French Cistertien, from Medieval Latin Cistercium, Cîteaux, a village of eastern France, site of an abbey

OTHER FORMS:
Cis·tercian(Adjective)


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