I. noun 1. a monk or nun of a Christian religious order following the rule of St Benedict and established c. 540. 2. [ mass noun] —
‹trademark› a liqueur based on brandy, originally made by Benedictine monks in France.
II. adjective relating to St Benedict or the Benedictines.
– origin from French bénédictine or modern Latin benedictinus, from the name Benedictus (see Benedict, St).