Definition of Ascetics

1. Noun. (plural of ascetic) ¹



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Definition of Ascetics

1. ascetic [n] - See also: ascetic

Lexicographical Neighbors of Ascetics

ascertained
ascertainer
ascertainers
ascertaining
ascertainment
ascertainments
ascertains
asceses
ascesis
ascetic
ascetical
ascetically
asceticism
asceticisms
ascetick
ascetics (current term)
ascham
aschamalmite
aschams
aschelminth
aschematic
asci
ascian
ascians
ascidia
ascidian
ascidian tadpole
ascidians
ascidiaria
ascidiarium

Literary usage of Ascetics

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Lux Mundi: A Series of Studies in the Religion of the Incarnation by Charles Gore (1890)
"It is advisable, however, in this connection not to overlook the subject of Christian ascetics : a word which has often excited unjust suspicion and ..."

2. Hippolytus and Callistus: Or, The Church of Rome in the First Half of the by Johann Joseph Ignaz von Döllinger, Alfred Plummer (1876)
"Lx. 1) are the seven ranks or classes in the Church,—Prophets, Apostles, Martyrs, Bishops, ascetics, Saints, and Just. It might surprise us that in so early ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"To secure this end, he adopted for himself and his disciples the quiet, secluded, contemplative life of the Brahmin ascetics. It was foreign to his plan ..."

4. The Origin and Development of Religious Belief by Sabine Baring-Gould (1892)
"... XVII ASCETICISM AND MYSTICISM Ascetic instinct united with religious instinct—Buddhist ascetics—Asceticism of the Brahman ..."

5. The Rites of the Twice-born by Sinclair Stevenson (1920)
"ascetics; Postulants—First ... ascetic—the greatest of all ascetics—and hence simplicity is the key-note of his worship. Visnu is regarded as a king, ..."

6. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1910)
"In the sphere of asceticism and mysticism he published: " Love of Beauty of the Holy ascetics" (Venice, 1782); "The Invisible Battle" (Venice, 1796); ..."

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