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also coen·o·bite  (sĕn′ə-bīt′, sē′nə-)
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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Benedict is unlikely to have thought in terms of a marriage between textual research and the cenobium, and there may have been more similarities between Jerome and some Western monastic developments in the century or so between his death and the establishment of Vivarium than Williams recognizes.
To the east, outside the city, is a venerable cenobium where a beautiful palm rose into the air from the sepulchre of a martyr of Christ and leader of the Christian soldiers, Lord Popteto Ulvinga, who had changed his name to Henry.
16) to the cenobium and, by extension, Christian society.