a member of a religious order living in a convent or community.
- ce·no·bit·ic [see-nuh-bit-ik, sen-uh-], /ˌsi nəˈbɪt ɪk, ˌsɛn ə-/, ce·no·bit·i·cal, ce·no·bi·an [si-noh-bee-uhn], /sɪˈnoʊ bi ən/, adjective
- ce·no·bit·i·cal·ly, adverb
- ce·no·bit·ism [see-nuh-bahy-tiz-uhm, sen-uh-], /ˈsi nəˌbaɪ tɪz əm, ˈsɛn ə-/, noun
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How to use cenobite in a sentence
Caroline, absorbed in the idea that you should eat merely to live, treats Adolphe to the delights of a cenobitic table.The Petty Troubles of Married Life, Complete | Honore de Balzac
The communal or cenobitic soul (coenopsyche): second stage of phyletic psychogenesis.
The interior of Fra Herv's retreat revealed the austerity of the man's cenobitic habits.The Pocket Bible or Christian the Printer | Eugne Sue
The upper floor was divided by wooden partitions into cells and other rooms requisite in a cenobitic life.The Cathedral Builders | Leader Scott
Thus, step by step, organized or cenobitic monasticism easily and naturally came into existence.A Short History of Monks and Monasteries | Alfred Wesley Wishart
British Dictionary definitions for cenobite
a variant spelling of coenobite
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