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A colony of protozoans having a constant size, shape, and cell number, but with undifferentiated cells.
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A community of monks living under one roof.
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"Explaining his refusal to take the antimodernist oath, one of Coenobium
's editors claimed that adherence to a religious truth could not be imposed externally.
Saint Benedict's gift to the church was the founding of the community way (coenobium
) of living monasticism.
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
Gregorio Armeno), "all cloisters of noble sisters, as was the coenobium
from which they were expelled," insisted seventeenth-century historian Carlo Celano.