Trappist 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. [1913 Webster]

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  • Trappist — (n.) 1814, from Fr. trappiste, Cistercian monk of reformed order established 1664 by abbot De Rancé of La Trappe in Normandy …   Etymology dictionary

  • Trappist — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ of or referring to a branch of the Cistercian order of monks noted for an austere rule including a vow of silence. ► NOUN ▪ a member of this order. ORIGIN French trappiste, from La Trappe in Normandy, where the order was founded …   English terms dictionary

  • Trappist — [trap′ist] n. [Fr trappiste, after ( La) Trappe, abbey near the village of Soligny la Trappe, in Normandy, where the rule was established (1664)] a member of the order of the Cistercians of the Strict Observance: known esp. for its asceticism and …   English World dictionary

  • Trappist — Trappisten in Westvleteren Die Trappisten sind ein römisch katholischer Mönchsorden, entstanden im 17. Jahrhundert als Reformzweig innerhalb des Zisterzienserordens. Seit 1903 existiert die Bezeichnung „Orden der Zisterzienser von der strengeren… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Trappist — UK [ˈtræpɪst] / US noun [countable] Word forms Trappist : singular Trappist plural Trappists a member of a Christian community of men who have promised never to speak as a way of showing their strong religious beliefs …   English dictionary

  • Trappist — noun Etymology: French trappiste, from La Trappe, France Date: 1814 a member of a reformed branch of the Roman Catholic Cistercian Order established by the Abbot de Rancé in 1664 at the monastery of La Trappe in Normandy • Trappist adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Trappist — adj. Trappist is used with these nouns: ↑monk …   Collocations dictionary

  • trappist — trap|pist sb., en, er, erne (en munk), i sms. trappist , fx trappistmunk, trappistøl …   Dansk ordbog

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