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an·cho·rite(ăng′kə-rīt′) also an·cho·ret (-rĕt′)
A person who has retired into seclusion for religious reasons.
[Middle English, from Medieval Latin anchōrīta, from Late Latin anachōrēta, from Late Greek anakhōrētēs, from anakhōrein, to retire : ana-, ana- + khōrein, to make room for, withdraw (from khōros, place; see ghē- in Indo-European roots).]
an′cho·rit′ic (-rĭt′ĭk) adj.
of or relating to an anchorite
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|Adj.||1.||anchoritic - characterized by ascetic solitude; "the eremitic element in the life of a religious colony"; "his hermitic existence"|
unworldly - not concerned with the temporal world or swayed by mundane considerations; "was unworldly and did not greatly miss worldly rewards"- Sheldon Cheney