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Premonstratenʹsian

or Norbertine Order. Founded in the twelfth century by St. Norbert, who obtained permission, in 1120, to found a cloister in the diocese of Laon, in France. A spot was pointed out to him in a vision, and he termed the spot Pré Montré or Pratum Monstraʹtum (the meadow pointed out). The order might be called the reformed Augustine, or the White canons of the rule of St. Augustine.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Prebend
Precarious
Preceptor
Précieuses Ridicules (in Molière’s comedy so called)
Preciosa
Precious Stones
Precocious
Prelate
Preliminary Canter (A)
Premier Pas
Premonstratensian
Prendre un Rat par la Queue
Prepense
Preposterous
Presbyterian
Prescott
Presents
Preserver [Sotēr]
Press-money and Press-men
Prester John
Prestige

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