- Hinduism another word for sannyasi
- Christianity any religious devotee who renounces earthly pleasures and lives as an ascetic
Examples from the Web for renunciate
Opening the door, I saw a young man in the scanty garb of a renunciate.
He explained his deep longing to follow the path of a renunciate.
Their faces beamed with the renunciate's peace as they walked about or held philosophical discussions with disciples.