from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of a sect in the 2d century who abstained from marriage, wine, and animal food; -- called also Continent.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In the early history of the church, especially among the Gnostics, one of those ascetics who refrained from marriage and from the use of flesh-meat and wine.
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