Definition of Eremitical
1. Adjective. Of or relating to or befitting eremites or their practices of hermitic living. "Eremitic austerities"
Partainyms: Eremite, Eremite
Derivative terms: Eremite, Eremite
2. Adjective. Characterized by ascetic solitude. "His hermitic existence"
Similar to: Unworldly
Derivative terms: Anchorite, Eremite, Eremite, Hermit, Hermit, Hermit, Hermit
Definition of Eremitical
Medical Definition of Eremitical
1. Of or pertaining to an eremite; hermitical; living in solitude. (06 Mar 1998)
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Literary usage of Eremitical
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"The type of life led therein might be described as something midway between the purely eremitical—inaugurated by St. Paul the first hermit— and the purely ..."
2. Celtic Scotland: A History of Ancient Alban by William Forbes Skene (1877)
"... that it tended greatly to Irish saints _ eremitical, break up the monastic system, and became embodied in what was termed the third order of saints; ..."
3. The Lives of the Saints by Sabine Baring-Gould (1877)
"character to this eremitical enthusiasm, and attract men of loftier and more vigorous minds within its sphere. It was not merely the pusillanimous dread of ..."
4. English Eccentrics and Eccentricities by John Timbs (1875)
"Hermits and eremitical Life. Men have, in most times, withdrawn themselves from the world and taken up their abode in caverns or ruins, or whatever shelter ..."
5. Texts and Studies: Contributions to Biblical and Patristic Literature by C. H. Dodd, J. Anmitage Robingon (1904)
"... issues in the confirmation of the traditional account in all it« main features. Two types of Egyptian monachism : (a) the Antonian or semi-eremitical. ..."
6. A History of the Church from the Earliest Ages to the Reformation by George Waddington (1835)
"Nevertheless, it may well be that such of them as became converts to the faith, still retained their rigid eremitical life; nor can it be doubted that the ..."
7. A History of Europe During the Middle Ages by Samuel Astley Dunham (1834)
"... for the eremitical life. By way of experiment, however, he first lived as an anchoret in ... eremitical ..."