Definition of anchorism in English:

anchorism

Line breaks: an¦chor|ism
Pronunciation: /ˈaŋkərɪz(ə)m/

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noun

[mass noun] rare
  • The state of living as a religious recluse: as he longed for anchorism he went to Scetis, following a Cherub

Origin

late 16th century: from Old English anchor 'recluse, hermit' (from medieval Latin anchorita anchorite) + -ism.

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