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coenobite

[see-nuh-bahyt, sen-uh-] /ˈsi nəˌbaɪt, ˈsɛn ə-/
noun
1.
Related forms
coenobitic
[see-nuh-bit-ik, sen-uh-] /ˌsi nəˈbɪt ɪk, ˌsɛn ə-/ (Show IPA),
coenobitical, adjective
coenobitism
[see-nuh-bahy-tiz-uh m, sen-uh-] /ˈsi nəˌbaɪ tɪz əm, ˈsɛn ə-/ (Show IPA),
noun
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  • The twin structure of the vivarium was to permit coenobitic monks and hermits to coexist.
British Dictionary definitions for coenobitic

coenobite

/ˈsiːnəʊˌbaɪt/
noun
1.
a member of a religious order following a communal rule of life Compare eremite
Derived Forms
coenobitic (ˌsiːnəʊˈbɪtɪk), coenobitical, cenobitic, cenobitical, adjective
Word Origin
C17: from Old French or ecclesiastical Latin, from Greek koinobion convent, from koinos common + bios life
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