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encratite


encratite


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Encratite  \En"cra*tite\,  n.  [L.  Encratitae,  pl.,  fr  Gr  ? 
  self-disciplined;  ?  in  +  ?  strength.]  (Eccl.  Hist.) 
  One  of  a  sect  in  the  2d  century  who  abstained  from  marriage, 
  wine,  and  animal  food;  --  called  also  {Continent}.