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a member of a religious order living in a convent or community.
Historical Examples

a variant spelling of coenobite

also coenobite, “member of a communal religious order,” 1630s, from Church Latin coenobita “a cloister brother,” from coenobium “a convent,” from Greek koinobion “life in community, monastery,” from koinos “common” (see coeno-) + bios “life” (see bio-).


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