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anchorites

anchorites, who had their origin in the early church, were solitary holy men or women (anchoresses) living an ascetic life of contemplation and confined to a strictly enclosed cell that was often attached to, or inside, a church. Though initially subject to no rules, by the 12th cent. they were required to be licensed and controlled by the diocesan bishop. In England they were particularly numerous during the 11th and 12th cents. and were supported by many patrons, while treatises, including the Ancrene Wisse, were written for their spiritual guidance.

Brian Golding

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stylites

stylites: see Simeon Stylites.

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Stylites

Stylites See ISOETACEAE.

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Stylites

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