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cenobite


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cenobite  \Cen"o*bite\,  n.  [L.  coenobita,  fr  Gr  koino`bios; 
  koino`s  common  +  bi`os  life:  cf  F.  c['e]nobite.] 
  One  of  a  religious  order  dwelling  in  a  convent,  or  a 
  community,  in  opposition  to  an  anchoret,  or  hermit,  who  lives 
  in  solitude.  --Gibbon. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cenobite 
  n  :  a  member  of  a  religious  order  living  in  common  [syn:  {coenobite}] 
  [ant:  {eremite}] 




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