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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
coenobite \coenobite\, Coenobite \C[oe]n"o*bite\(? or ?), n.
a member of a religious order living in common. Same as
[1913 Webster] coenobitic
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: a member of a religious order living in common [syn:
cenobite, coenobite] [ant: eremite]
From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :
COENOBITE, n. A man who piously shuts himself up to meditate upon the
sin of wickedness; and to keep it fresh in his mind joins a
brotherhood of awful examples.
O Coenobite, O coenobite,
You differ from the anchorite,
With vollied prayers you wound Old Nick;
With dropping shots he makes him sick.
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