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a.1.Pertaining to an anchoret or hermit; after the manner of an anchoret.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The original, radical anchoretic practice was gradually lost with the westernization of the movement, its absorption into the mendicant tradition and the relaxation of the rule due to the insertion of the order in urban Europe (Sturm, L'architettura dei Carmelitani 11-21).
Although the term had been sporadically present in anchoretic literature (Guillaumont, 1971), there is no doubt that it was Evagrius who introduced it within the main vices of western and eastern monastic literature.