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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A religious adviser (not necessarily a priest) in the Eastern Orthodox Church.

Usage examples (6)
  • In choosing a starets you renounce your own will and surrender it to him in perfect submission, absolute self-abnegation. '
  • Dostoevsky insists that the institution of the starets in imperial Russia came from the East, 'the practice of a thousand years.'
  • The Greek words used are starets and geront, but they basically mean the same thing.
  • You don’t even have to think about what you’re saying, the starets said. for more
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