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Basilian

[buh-zil-ee-uh n, -zil-yuh n, -sil-] /bəˈzɪl i ən, -ˈzɪl yən, -ˈsɪl-/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to Saint Basil or to his monastic rule.
noun
2.
a monk or nun following the rule of Saint Basil.
Origin
1770-1780
1770-80; Basil + -ian
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Basilian

/bəˈzɪlɪən/
noun
1.
a monk of the Eastern Christian order of St Basil, founded in Cappadocia in the 4th century a.d
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