idiorrhythmic

adjective id·i·or·rhythmic \¦idēə+\

Definition of idiorrhythmic

Eastern Church

  1. :  self-regulating —used of (1) monks that live separately, hold property, work individually in supporting themselves, and though members of a monastery supervised by an elected council are not under direct daily supervision or (2) of monasteries so organized

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Origin and Etymology of idiorrhythmic

Late Greek idiorrhythmos (from Greek idio- + rhythmos measured motion, measure, proportion) + English -ic — more at rhythm


First Known Use: 1862


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