anchorism /ˈaŋkərɪz(ə)m/


I. noun [ mass noun]

‹rare› the state of living as a religious recluse

as he longed for anchorism he went to Scetis, following a Cherub.
– origin late 16th cent.: from Old English anchor ‘recluse, hermit’ (from medieval Latin anchoritaanchorite) + -ism.

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