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renunciate

noun
  1. Hinduism another word for sannyasi
  2. Christianity any religious devotee who renounces earthly pleasures and lives as an ascetic
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Historical Examples

  • Opening the door, I saw a young man in the scanty garb of a renunciate.

    Autobiography of a YOGI

    Paramhansa Yogananda

  • He explained his deep longing to follow the path of a renunciate.

    Autobiography of a YOGI

    Paramhansa Yogananda

  • Their faces beamed with the renunciate's peace as they walked about or held philosophical discussions with disciples.

    Autobiography of a YOGI

    Paramhansa Yogananda