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cen·o·bite

also coen·o·bite  (sĕn′ə-bīt′, sē′nə-)
n.
A member of a convent or other religious community.

[Middle English, from Late Latin coenobīta, from coenobium, convent, from Greek koinobion, from koinobios, living in community : koinos, common; see kom in Indo-European roots + bios, life; see gwei- in Indo-European roots.]

cen′o·bit′ic (-bĭt′ĭk), cen′o·bit′i·cal adj.
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Adj.1.cenobitic - of or relating to or befitting cenobites or their practices of communal living
eremitic, eremitical - of or relating to or befitting eremites or their practices of hermitic living; "eremitic austerities"
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Jotischky's tabular representation of Gerard's monks provides proof at a glance of their varied national origins and backgrounds and even more striking evidence of the variety of religious choices open to them, from the life of a solitary hermit to full cenobitic monasticism, with many gradations in between, and with some moving with apparent ease from one type of religious life to another.