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 August 9, 2022, 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. 9 Aug. 2022. http://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 9 August 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4T2JMPC88DI58KN.