Encratite

noun
En·​cra·​tite | \ -ˌtīt \
plural -s

Definition of Encratite

: a member of certain 2d century ascetic sects that condemned sexual intercourse, clericalism, and the use of animal food and strong drink — compare apostolici

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History and Etymology for Encratite

Late Latin encratita, from Late Greek enkratitēs, from Greek enkratēs self-disciplined (from en in +0 -kratēs, from kratos strength) + -itēs -ite

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“Encratite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Encratite. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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