apotactite definition

  • noun:
    • certainly one of a sect of ancient Christians, whom, in supposed replica of the very first believers, renounced all of their belongings.
    • among a residential district of ancient Christians which, in imitation of this recorded acts of certain of first supporters of Christ, put into the ascetic vows of the Encratites, of whom they were a branch, a renunciation of most individual property: possibly the just like the early Apostolics. See Apostolic, n., 1 )
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