Pronunciation: (ben"i-dik'tin, -tēn, -tīn for 1, 3; ben"i-dik'tēn for 2), [key]
1. Rom. Cath. Ch.
a. a member of an order of monks founded at Monte Cassino by St. Benedict about a.d. 530.
b. a member of any congregation of nuns following the rule of St. Benedict.
2. a French liqueur originally made by Benedictine monks.
of or pertaining to St. Benedict or the Benedictines.
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