Encratite

noun En·cra·tite \-ˌtīt\

Definition of Encratite

plural

-s

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of encratite

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


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