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One who lives in isolation or seclusion, especially for religious reasons

About 1150 some Palestinian anchorites adopted the eremitical rule of St. Basil, and spread throughout Palestine; when the Moslems captured the Holy Land these Carmelites migrated to Cyprus, Sicily, France, and England.

{n} a hermit, a recluse
His/her withdrawal from the world
(Gr Anachoritis, "a departurer") A solitary monk or hermit; an individual who withdraws from society and lives a solitary life of silence and prayer
One who renounces the world and lives both a solitary and secluded life of prayer, penitence and meditation
man living as an enclosed hermit; also used for a woman instead of anchoress
one retired from society for religious reasons
Same as Anchoret
One who renounces the world and secludes himself, usually for religious reasons; a hermit; a recluse
{i} one who relinquishes material possessions and lives in solitude, one who lives apart from people for religious reasons
An anchorite
plural of anchorite





    [ 'a[ng]-k&-"rIt ] (noun.) 15th century. From Ancient Greek ἀναχωρητής (anakhōrētēs, “anchoret”), from ἀναχωρέω (anakhōreō, “I withdraw, retire”), via Latin anachorēta (“anchorite”).

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