someone who renounces product conveniences and leads a life of austere self-control, specially as an act of spiritual devotion.
one that is devoted to the rehearse of self-denial, either through seclusion or stringent abstinence.
during the early chapel, one that devoted himself to a solitary and contemplative life, described as commitment, extreme self-denial, and self-mortification; a hermit; a recluse; for this reason, a person who techniques extreme rigor and self-denial in religious things.
during the early Christian church, one who practised strange self-denial and devotion; in modern-day consumption, additionally one who retires through the customary company of life and partcipates in pious workouts; a hermit; a recluse.
plural [capitalized] The title of certam books on devout exercises: because, the Ascetics of St. Basil.
a person who practices self denial as a spiritual discipline