HyperDic: monastic_order

English > 1 sense of the expression monastic order:
NOUNgroupmonastic order, ordera group of person living under a religious rule
English > monastic order: 1 sense > noun 1, group
MeaningA group of person living under a religious rule.
Synonymorder
NarrowerAugustinian orderAny of several monastic orders observing a rule derived from the writings of St. Augustine
Benedictine order, order of Saint BenedictA Roman Catholic monastic order founded in the 6th century
Carmelite order, Order of Our Lady of Mount CarmelA Roman Catholic mendicant order founded in the 12th century
Carthusian orderAn austere contemplative Roman Catholic order founded by St. Bruno in 1084
Dominican orderA Roman Catholic order of mendicant preachers founded in the 13th century
Franciscan orderA Roman Catholic order founded by Saint Francis of Assisi in the 13th century
Society of Jesus, Jesuit orderA Roman Catholic order founded by Saint Ignatius of Loyola in 1534 to defend Catholicism against the Reformation and to do missionary work among the heathen
Broadersect, religious sect, religious orderA subdivision of a larger / larger / larger / larger religious group

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