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Examples from the Web for coenobitic
In both its hermit and coenobitic phases, monasticism began in the East, in Syria and the Thebaid.
Both the coenobitic and the hermit life were, from the time of their inception, phases of the vita contemplativa.
And herein, in that it is more undistracted and more undisturbed, lies the superiority of the solitary life over the coenobitic.
- a member of a religious order following a communal rule of lifeCompare eremite
C17: from Old French or ecclesiastical Latin, from Greek koinobion convent, from koinos common + bios life