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AGAPETAE

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Originally appearing in Volume V01, Page 366 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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AGAPETAE, a class of " virgins " who, in the church of the early middle ages, lived with professedly celibate monks to whom they were said to be united by spiritual love. The practice was suppressed by the Lateran Council of 1139.
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