American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1

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Author: Noah Webster

Hermit

HER’MIT, n. [Gr. solitary, destitute.]

1. A person who retires from society and lives in solitude; a recluse; an anchoret. The word is usually applied to a person who lives in solitude, disengaged from the cares and interruptions of society, for the purpose of religious contemplation and devotion.

2. A beadsman; one bound to pray for another.

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Chicago: Noah Webster Jr., "Hermit," American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1 in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1 (New York: S. Converse, 1828), Original Sources, accessed January 17, 2020, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4T2JMPC88DI58KN.

MLA: Webster, Noah, Jr. "Hermit." American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, New York, S. Converse, 1828, Original Sources. 17 Jan. 2020. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4T2JMPC88DI58KN.

Harvard: Webster, N, 'Hermit' in American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1. cited in 1828, An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, S. Converse, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 17 January 2020, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4T2JMPC88DI58KN.