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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A member of a contemplative order founded during the 11th century by Saint Bruno.
  • adj. Of or relating to the Carthusian order.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A member of a Christian contemplative order of monks founded by Bruno of Cologne (St Bruno) in 1084.
  • n. A pupil of Charterhouse School (founded in a Carthusian monastery)
  • adj. Of, or relating to this order.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to the Carthusian.
  • n. A member of an exceeding austere religious order, founded at Chartreuse in France by St. Bruno, in the year 1086.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of a contemplative order of monks founded in 1086 by St. Bruno in the Grande Chartreuse, a wild mountain group in the diocese of Grenoble in France.
  • n. A scholar of the Charterhouse in London. See Charterhouse.
  • Pertaining to the order of monks above named.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to the Carthusian order
  • n. a member of the Carthusian order

Etymologies

Medieval Latin Carthusiānus, from Cartusius.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French Chartreuse, chartreux, from the mountains where the order was founded. (Wiktionary)

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