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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Hesychast  \Hes"y*chast\,  n.  [Gr.  ?  hermit,  fr  ?  to  be  still  or 
  quiet,  fr  ?  still  calm.] 
  One  of  a  mystical  sect  of  the  Greek  Church  in  the  fourteenth 
  century;  a  quietist.  --Brande  &  C.