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 for anchorite
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Anchoret \An"cho*ret\, Anchorite \An"cho*rite\, n. [F.
     anachor[`e]te, L. anachoreta, fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? to go back,
     retire; ? + ? to give place, retire, ? place; perh. akin to
     Skr. h[=a] to leave. Cf. Anchor a hermit.]
     One who renounces the world and secludes himself, usually for
     religious reasons; a hermit; a recluse. [Written by some
     authors anachoret.]
     [1913 Webster]
  
           Our Savior himself . . . did not choose an anchorite's
           or a monastic life, but a social and affable way of
           conversing with mortals.                 --Boyle.
     [1913 Webster] Anchoretic

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Anchorite \An"cho*rite\, n.
     Same as Anchoret.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  anchorite
      n 1: one retired from society for religious reasons [syn:
           anchorite, hermit]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  47 Moby Thesaurus words for "anchorite":
     Albigensian, Catharist, Diogenes, Franciscan, Hieronymian,
     Hieronymite, Sabbatarian, Timon of Athens, Trappist, Waldensian,
     abstainer, anchoress, ascetic, bedridden invalid, bhikshu,
     cloistered monk, closet cynic, dervish, desert fathers,
     desert saints, eremite, fakir, flagellant, hermit, hermitess,
     homebody, invalid, isolationist, loner, marabout, mendicant,
     outcast, pariah, pillar saint, pillarist, puritan, recluse,
     sannyasi, seclusionist, shut-in, solitaire, solitary,
     solitudinarian, stay-at-home, stylite, yogi, yogin
  
  

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