(comparative more cenobitical, superlative most cenobitical)
- Alternative form of cenobitic.
Variant of cenobite
a member of a religious order living in a monastery or convent
Origin of cenobiteMiddle English ; from Ecclesiastical Late Latin coenobita ; from coenobium, a cloister ; from Classical Greek koinobion, communal life (in Ecclesiastical Late Greek monastery), neuter of koinobios ; from koinos, common + bios: see bio-