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- adj. Alternative form of hermitical.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to a hermit; solitary; secluded from society.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An obsolete form of eremitical.
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Bishop in 964  "The abode of such anchorites was (adds Dr. Reeves) called in Irish a 'desert' (Dysart), from the Latin _desertum_; and as the heremitical life was held in such honour among the Scotic Churches, we frequently find this word 'desert' an element in religious nomenclature.
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