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  • adj. Of or pertaining to a cenobite

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to a cenobite.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to a cenobite, or to cenobitism.
  • Living in community, as men belonging to a convent.

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  • adj. of or relating to or befitting cenobites or their practices of communal living


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  • In the former, known as "cenobitic" (koinobion, coenobium, common life), there is a greater monastic rigor.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 2: Assizes-Browne

  • Seeking to live a more solitary life as a hermit, he left the cenobitic life of the Benedictine abbey to search for an appropriate refuge.

    June 19: Feast of St. Romuald

  • Christianity, and wrote most scathingly against the Roman Catholic priesthood, and the cenobitic life of the monks, yet at times he had certain sympathies with Roman Catholicism.

    The Life of Sir Richard Burton

  • So it was back to the drawing board for more experiments, but not before we picked up our custom-made brick stamp from the iron workshop at the nearby Coptic Monastery of Saint Pachomius (the ca. A.D. 290-346 founder of Christian cenobitic, or communal, monasticism, whose rule book of observances for monks is the earliest extant).

    Interactive Dig Hierakonpolis - Fixing the Fort: Part 2

  • The cenobitic organization of the 5th century was that of a sept, whose chief was a Christian.

    3. Ireland

  • In the first half of the 4th century Pachomius (c. 290–346) established cenobitic (communal, in contrast to eremitic) monasteries for men and for women in Upper Egypt.

    b. The Early Church

  • Martin of Tours founded (c. 362) a cenobitic community of monks near Poitiers.

    b. The Early Church

  • With its hermitic and cenobitic antecedents, monasti - cism developed in the East, but received a unique direction in the West.


  • It gave way, however, to the cenobitic, and no monastery now extant can be said really to resemble the ancient lauras.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 9: Laprade-Mass Liturgy

  • In the observance of the Rule, however, the greater monasteries are divided into two classes, some following strictly the cenobitic life, while others permit a larger personal freedom.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 2: Assizes-Browne


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