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 Benedict.Ben’efice (3 syl.). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Benedictines (4 syl.).
 
Monks who follow the rule of St. Benedict, viz. implicit obedience, celibacy, abstaining from laughter, spare diet, poverty, the exercise of hospitality, and unremitting industry.   1
 


 Benedict.Ben’efice (3 syl.). 

 
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