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Trappist

[trap-ist] /ˈtræp ɪst/
noun
1.
Roman Catholic Church. a member of a branch of the Cistercian order, observing the austere reformed rule established at La Trappe in 1664.
adjective
2.
of or relating to the Trappists.
Origin
1805-1815
1805-15; < French trappiste, based on the name of the monastery. See La Trappe, -ist
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Trappist

/ˈtræpɪst/
noun
1.
  1. a member of a branch of the Cistercian order of Christian monks, the Reformed Cistercians of the Strict Observance which originated at La Trappe in France in 1664. They are noted for their rule of silence
  2. (as modifier): a Trappist monk
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Word Origin and History for Trappist
n.

1814, from French trappiste, Cistercian monk of reformed order established 1664 by abbot De Rancé of La Trappe in Normandy.

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