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 (sĕn′ə-bīt′, sē′nə-)
Variant of cenobite.


(ˈsiːnəʊˌbaɪt) or


(Ecclesiastical Terms) a member of a religious order following a communal rule of life. Compare eremite
[C17: from Old French or ecclesiastical Latin, from Greek koinobion convent, from koinos common + bios life]
coenobitic, ˌcoenoˈbitical, ˌcenoˈbitic, ˌcenoˈbitical adj


or coe•no•bite

(ˈsi nəˌbaɪt, ˈsɛn ə-)

a member of a religious order living in a convent or community.
[1630–40; < Late Latin coenobīta=coenob- (< Greek koinóbios conventual, living together =koinó(s) common + -bios living, adj. derivative of bíos life) + -īta -ite1]
ce`no•bit′ic (-ˈbɪt ɪk) ce`no•bit′i•cal, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.coenobite - a member of a religious order living in commoncoenobite - a member of a religious order living in common
religious - a member of a religious order who is bound by vows of poverty and chastity and obedience
References in classic literature ?
And though the cenobite realises his personality, it is often an impoverished personality that he so realises.
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Frank inadvertently opens a portal to hell, as you do, and the Cenobites tear his body apart.
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The time they keep is the church bell tolling of Mom's heroes the Cenobites, crossing over and coming on in.
These communities brought them the name of cenobites, and the cells and their settlements were called chinovies.
The mentally unbalanced Kirsty, played by Ashley Laurence, is confined to a mental hospital after her experiences - including seeing the gruesome death of her father - in the hellish domain of the Cenobites.
Forty years before the appearance of the foundational texts of early modern radical demonology--the Formicarius by Johannes Nider; the anonymous Errores Gazariorum; and Ut magorum et maleficiorum by Claude Tholosan (118)--the narration of Jean le Graveur presents a demon that mimics the tenacious opponent of the hermits and cenobites of the first millennium.