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The word is popularly applied to any member of a religious community of men living under vows of chastity, poverty, and obedience, but its proper use is confined to hermits or members of a monastic community, whose main duty is to offer praise to God within a monastery.

Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Religion.

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