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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 [121] "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.

    Archaeological Essays, Vol. 1


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