benedict benedict  /ˈbɛ nə ˌdɪkt/


  1. (n) United States anthropologist (1887-1948)
  2. (n) Italian monk who founded the Benedictine order about 540 (480-547)
  3. (n) a newly married man (especially one who has long been a bachelor)


  1. Pope confirms he's finishing encyclical begun by Pope Benedict

    Pope Francis told members of the ordinary council of the Synod of Bishops that he was preparing to publish an encyclical on faith written "with four hands" -- his own and those of Pope Benedict XVI.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: National Catholic Reporter

  2. Pope Benedict XVI is very ill say close friends and clergy members based in Rome

    Pope Benedict is in very poor physical condition and may not have long to live, reports say. "Benedict is in a very bad way," said Paloma Gomez Borrero, a veteran Vatican correspondent for Spain's Telecinco television network who met the former pope recently. "We won't have him with us much longer."
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Irish Central

  3. Benedict XVI in declining health, visitors say

    Just months after becoming the first pope in nearly 600 years to resign, reports are surfacing that Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI is in poor health with diminished stature and energy.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: National Catholic Reporter

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subordinate subordinate
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