from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or condition of a hermit; voluntary seclusion from social life.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The state of a hermit; a living in seclusion from social life.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The state of being a hermit; seclusion from society.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun monasticism characterized by solitude in which the social dimension of life is sacrificed to the primacy of religious experience


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  • This is how coenobitism grew out of eremitism not only in Calabria, but in every part of the world which has been afflicted with these eccentrics.

    Old Calabria

  • Together with the others, it succeeded to a period of eremitism of solitary anchorites whose dwellings honeycombed the warm slopes that confront the

    Old Calabria


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