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CENOBITES (from Gr. wale's, common, a...

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Originally appearing in Volume V05, Page 661 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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CENOBITES (from Gr. wale's, common, and f3ios, life), monks who lived together in a convent or community under a rule and a superior, in contrast to hermits or anchorets who live in isolation. The Basilians (q.v.) in the East and the Benedictines (q.v.) in the West are the chief cenobitical orders (see MONASTICISM).
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