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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of cenobite.

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  • n. Alternative spelling of cenobite.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a member of a religious order living in common. Same as cenobite.

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  • n. a member of a religious order living in common

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  • The meridian demon was upon him; he was possessed by that bored and hopeless post-prandial melancholy which the coenobites of old knew and feared under the name of "accidie."

    - Aldous Huxley, Crome Yellow

    March 29, 2008