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A religious in vows who lives in a community (as opposed to a hermit). The term is also used in a technical sense of anchorites who occupy separate dwellings and observe a rule of silence, but live otherwise as a community of monks in a common enclosure. See also lavra.

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


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