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.
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- noun The state of being a
hermit; seclusionfrom society.
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- 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.
Together with the others, it succeeded to a period of eremitism of solitary anchorites whose dwellings honeycombed the warm slopes that confront the