Definition of pillarist in English:

pillarist

Line breaks: pil¦lar|ist
Pronunciation: /ˈpɪlərɪst
 
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noun

rare
  • (In the past) an ascetic who lived on top of a pillar.
    More example sentences
    • Here dwelt the Pillarists as in the Monastery of St. Simeon Stylites.
    • The starting points were all the mad men in the sun, those desert fathers and pillarists, the strange, demented visionaries who were laughed at.
    • One might have supposed that the column and colossus of St. Carlo Borromeo had been suggested by these Pillarists.

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