coenobite

[see-nuh-bahyt, sen-uh-]
noun

coenobitic [see-nuh-bit-ik, sen-uh-] , coenobitical, adjective
coenobitism [see-nuh-bahy-tiz-uhm, sen-uh-] , noun
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coenobite or cenobite (ˈsiːnəʊˌbaɪt)
 
n
Compare eremite a member of a religious order following a communal rule of life
 
[C17: from Old French or ecclesiastical Latin, from Greek koinobion convent, from koinos common + bios life]
 
cenobite or cenobite
 
n
 
[C17: from Old French or ecclesiastical Latin, from Greek koinobion convent, from koinos common + bios life]
 
coenobitic or cenobite
 
adj
 
coeno'bitical or cenobite
 
adj
 
ceno'bitic or cenobite
 
adj
 
ceno'bitical or cenobite
 
adj

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The twin structure of the vivarium was to permit coenobitic monks and hermits to coexist.
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