American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A member of the main branch of Cistercian monks, characterized by austerity and a vow of silence, established in 1664 at La Trappe Monastery in northwest France.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A member of a monastic body, a branch of the Cistercian order. It is named from the village of Soligny-la-Trappe, in the department of Orne, France, where the abbey of La Trappe was founded in 1140 by Rotrou, Count of Perche, The abbey soon fell into decay, and was governed for many years by titular or commendatory abbots. De Rancé (1626–1700), who had been commendatory abbot of La Trappe from his boyhood, became its actual abbot in 1664, and thoroughly reformed and reorganized the order. The rules of the order are noted for their extreme austerity, and inculcate extended fasts, severe manual labor, almost perpetual silence, abstinence from flesh, fish, etc., and rigorous asceticism in general. The order was repressed in France during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic periods. There are branch monasteries in France, Belgium, Great Britain, Italy, etc., and two in the United States (Abbey of Gethsemane, Kentucky, and Melleray, Iowa).
- n. In ornithology, a South American puff-bird or fissirostral barbet of the genus Monasa (or Monacha). Also called nun-bird. Both are book-names, given from the somber plumage, which also suggested Monasa. See cut under nun-bird.
- Of or pertaining to the Trappists.
- n. A monk of the order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance (a branch of the Cistercians Roman Catholic religious brotherhood that use a particularly strict interpretation of the Rule of St Benedict).
- adj. Of or relating to this monastic order.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (R. C. Ch.) A monk belonging to a branch of the Cistercian Order, which was established by Armand de Rancé 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.
- n. member of an order of monks noted for austerity and a vow of silence
- From French trappiste, from La Trappe, the name of the place where the order's founder was from. (Wiktionary)
“The abbey belongs to the Austro-Hungarian Congregation Communis observantiœ in which the observance, both as regards spirit and tradition, is allied far more closely to that of the Black Monks of St. Benedict, than to the reform of Abbot de Rancé, commonly known as the Trappist”
“The pour: The Trappist is the opposite of a hole-in-the-wall.”
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“In the meantime, it suffices to say that only a very, very few breweries in the world can call themselves "Trappist".”
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“The term "Trappist" is more of an appellation than a specific style.”
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“Whatever else the controversial new contraceptive mandate may have done, already it has achieved the unthinkable: Joe Biden is now as silent and reclusive as a Trappist monk.”
“Ideology is to these homilists what ale is to the Trappist: a stimulating attractant that may pull unbelievers toward the larger cause of loyal listenership.”
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