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anchoret (plural anchorets)
- Alternative spelling of anchorite.
1819, Walter Scott, Ivanhoe:
- "... or if they preferred spending a penitential evening, they might turn down yonder wild glade, which would bring them to the hermitage of Copmanhurst, where a pious anchoret would make them sharers for the night of the shelter of his roof and the benefit of his prayers."