Entry from British & World English dictionary
noun[mass noun] rare
The state of living as a religious recluse: as he longed for anchorism he went to Scetis, following a Cherub
More example sentences
- Antony had, in his mid-life, made a decision in favor of anchorism against the monastic and political involvement
- Anchorism was slightly more popular among women than men in the twelfth century.
- There are few men for whom pure anchorism is safe.
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