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 for Anchoret
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Anchoret \An"cho*ret\, Anchorite \An"cho*rite\, n. [F.
     anachor[`e]te, L. anachoreta, fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? to go back,
     retire; ? + ? to give place, retire, ? place; perh. akin to
     Skr. h[=a] to leave. Cf. Anchor a hermit.]
     One who renounces the world and secludes himself, usually for
     religious reasons; a hermit; a recluse. [Written by some
     authors anachoret.]
     [1913 Webster]
           Our Savior himself . . . did not choose an anchorite's
           or a monastic life, but a social and affable way of
           conversing with mortals.                 --Boyle.
     [1913 Webster] Anchoretic

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