id·​i·​or·​rhythmic | \ ¦idēə+ \

Definition of idiorrhythmic

Eastern Church
: 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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First Known Use of idiorrhythmic

1862, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for idiorrhythmic

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

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“Idiorrhythmic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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