coenobium


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coenobium

[sə′nō·bē·əm]
(invertebrate zoology)
A colony of protozoans having a constant size, shape, and cell number, but with undifferentiated cells.

coenobium

A community of monks living under one roof.
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They deplored the stance of those like the editor of Coenobium, who contended that the oath did not obligate, adducing as arguments its mixing of revealed dogma with merely human opinions, and highlighting the Galileo affair as an instance of the fallibility of the Holy Office and the oppression of consciences attending adherence to the oath.
Of the three kinds of monasticism that can all be found in the Egyptian experience--the eremitical, the coenobitic, and the lavritic--St Sabas was concerned to develop lavritic monasticism, and saw the coenobium as a training ground for the more solitary life of the lavra.
Helena and Historia translationis ad coenobium Altivillarense (ed.
Gregorio Armeno), "all cloisters of noble sisters, as was the coenobium from which they were expelled," insisted seventeenth-century historian Carlo Celano.