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

  Cenobite \Cen"o*bite\, n. [L. coenobita, fr. Gr. koino`bios;
     koino`s common + bi`os life: cf. F. c['e]nobite.]
     One of a religious order, dwelling in a convent, or a
     community, in opposition to an anchoret, or hermit, who lives
     in solitude. --Gibbon.
     [1913 Webster] Cenobitic

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a member of a religious order living in common [syn:
           cenobite, coenobite] [ant: eremite]

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