Definition of Coenobitic
1. Adjective. Of or relating to or befitting cenobites or their practices of communal living.
Partainyms: Cenobite, Cenobite, Cenobite, Cenobite
Derivative terms: Cenobite, Cenobite, Coenobite, Coenobite
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Coenobitic
Literary usage of Coenobitic
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The History of Christianity: From the Birth of Christ to the Abolition of by Henry Hart Milman (1840)
"678. Cassian is inclined that and on some points of diet Even women assumed it. Epitaph, coenobitic institutes ..."
2. A Dictionary of Christian Antiquities by William Smith, Samuel Cheetham (1893)
"Cassian looks up to the life of perfect solitude as the pinnacle of holiness, for which the coenobitic life is only a preparatory discipline (eg Coll. xix. ..."
3. A Dictionary of Christian Antiquities: Being a Continuation of the by Sir William Smith, Samuel Cheetham (1875)
"The origin of the coenobitic life is traced back to the time before the Christian era. Something similar is seen in the pages of Plato ..."
4. The Mediaeval Mind: A History of the Development of Thought and Emotion in by Henry Osborn Taylor (1919)
"Mediaeval monasticism, whether cloistered or sent forth into the world, was predominantly coenobitic or communal. Yet through the Middle Ages the anchorite ..."