Hesychast

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Hesychast hes′i-kast one of a mystic and contemplative sect of the Greek Church in the 14th century, whose members may be described as the Quietists of the East
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. hēsychastēshēsychos, quiet.

Usage

In literature:

He condemned the doctrine of the Hesychasts, and attacked them both orally and in writing.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 5" by Various
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